Soldier from 33 Engineer Regiment KIA in Afghanistan

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#2
Another sad day RIP mucker
 
#3
Crap news to start the day. As the government wakes to the headlines of the defence review, we could all do with spending a few minutes reflecting on the sacrifice made by this soldier, his family, friends and comrades. Puts the rest of our "problems" into perspective. Rest in peace the fallen. Thoughts with those who grieve. Ubique.
 
#4
Crap news to start the day. As the government wakes to the headlines of the defence review, we could all do with spending a few minutes reflecting on the sacrifice made by this soldier, his family, friends and comrades. Puts the rest of our "problems" into perspective. Rest in peace the fallen. Thoughts with those who grieve. Ubique.
1 down.... 6999 left to go to meet camerons cuts.

This country is not worth this.

RIP
 
#5
Crap news to start the day. As the government wakes to the headlines of the defence review, we could all do with spending a few minutes reflecting on the sacrifice made by this soldier, his family, friends and comrades. Puts the rest of our "problems" into perspective. Rest in peace the fallen. Thoughts with those who grieve. Ubique.
Could not have put it any better meself.
RIP
 
#7
Very sad news... Heartfelt condolences to Family, Friends and all colleagues at Wimbish...

"What We Do In Life - Echoes In Eternity"

You'll be sharing a pint and a laugh with fellow Sappers right now in Sapper Valhalla...
 
#11
Sadly the second soldier from 33 to die in a fortnight.

Sgt Jason Callistan was tragically killed in a Fatal Traffic Collision on Wed, 6 Oct 10 whilst riding his motorcyle from Carver Barracks, Wimbish to his home in Lowestoft.

My thoughts are with family and friends of both.
 
#12
Named:

A Military Operations news article

20 Oct 10

It is with sadness that the Ministry of Defence must confirm that Acting Corporal David Barnsdale from 33 Engineer Regiment (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) was killed in Afghanistan yesterday, Tuesday 19 October 2010.

Acting Corporal David Barnsdale

Acting Corporal Barnsdale deployed on his second tour of Afghanistan in September 2010 with the Counter-Improvised Explosive Device Task Force.

Trained as the team commander of a Royal Engineers Search Team, he was responsible for the detection of improvised explosive devices in areas deemed to be high risk.

On 19 October 2010 his search team were deployed on Op OMID CHAR - operating in an area east of Gereshk, working towards the construction of a new check point and patrol base to enhance the security of the local population.

During the task Acting Corporal Barnsdale was caught in the blast from an IED which resulted in his death.

Acting Corporal Barnsdale, from Tring in Hertfordshire, was 24 years old and joined the Royal Engineers in September 2002. Following his basic combat engineer training in Camberley, he completed his Class 2 Air Conditioning and Refrigeration trade training at Chatham before being posted to Hohne in Germany.

His four years in 26 Armoured Engineer Squadron, part of 32 Engineer Regiment, saw him promote to Lance Corporal and complete operational tours of Iraq and Afghanistan. Posted to 33 Engineer Regiment (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) in October 2009, he comfortably passed his role-specific training and quickly settled into his new discipline. At the top of his peer group and already an Acting Corporal, he was in line for promotion at the earliest opportunity.

An enthusiastic football player and sportsman, he enjoyed playing the game as much as supporting his team, Queens Park Rangers. A highly professional and sociable individual he was well liked by those who knew him. He leaves behind his mother Wendy, his father Stephen, his sister Vanessa and his girlfriend Helen.
 

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