SBS commander killed on assault exercise

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  1. SBS commander killed on assault exercise
    By Michael Smith, Defence Correspondent
    (Filed: 16/03/2005)

    The commanding officer of the Special Boat Service has died in a Norwegian hospital after a diving accident during a major amphibious assault exercise off Narvik.

    Lt-Col Richard van der Horst was exiting a swimmer delivery vehicle - a mini-submarine allowing SBS commandos to infiltrate enemy territory undetected - but details of what went wrong in the accident last week were unclear and were expected to be subject to an investigation, said defence sources.

    His wife was at his bedside when he died on Monday. Lt-Col van der Horst, in his early forties, was awarded an MBE for his work in British Special Forces in Iraq.
  2. RIP

    Condolences to his family and friends.
  3. RIP

  4. Not a nice way to go.

    condolences to the family.

    A_S :(
  5. What a sad story. Condolances to all down at Poole. :cry: There work is invaluable
  6. condolences to the family and regiment(s)
  7. Very sad news

    RIP and condolences to his family
  8. RIP

    and thank you for all the work you done.
  9. RIP Sir

    Sincere thanks
  10. Another sad day.

    "Stay salty Sir!"

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    Cutaway LE Reviewer

    My condolencies to his family and colleagues.

    Go well.
  12. condolencies to allhis family and friends and colleagues

  13. Sad news.

    RIP Sir
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