Welsh Guardsman killed in Afghanistan

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  1. It is with great sadness that the Min istry of Defence must confirm that a British soldier from 1st Battalion Welsh Guards has been killed in southern Afghanistan today, Tuesday 28th April 2009.

    The soldier was taking part in a re-assurance foot patrol alongside the Afghan National Army in the vicinity of Forward Operating Base Keenan, north east of Gereshk in Helmand Province when the incident happened. Despite the very best efforts of his colleagues around him, he was killed instantly as a result of an explosion; the cause of which is being investigated.
    Spokesman for Task Force Helmand , Squadron Leader Wayne Palmer:
    “The loss of a Guardsman, and a colleague, has come as a huge blow to us all. But it is the family, friends and loved ones, as well as the men and women who served alongside him, who feel the greatest pain and we offer them our deepest and heartfelt condolences, thoughts and prayers”.
    Next of kin have been informed and have asked for a 24hour period of grace before further details are released.
     
  2. RIP.

    Condolances to family and friends.
     
  3. Condolences.
     
  4. in_the_cheapseats

    in_the_cheapseats LE Moderator

  5. To those who knew this fine man condolences.

    RIP.
     
  6. Awful News. Sincere condolences to his family & the Battalion. We will say prayers.
     
  7. Rest easy!!!

    Do you have a link for that please micksmith?
     
  8. Honi soit qui mal y pense

    Stand easy G Man
     
  9. Cheers Bordtea, I'm usually quite on the ball about these sort of things but that was soon filed away by the MOD.
     
  10. Rest in Peace

    My thoughts are with the family and friends at this sad time!!
     
  11. RIP

    Litotes
     
  12. R.I.P. Mate
     
  13. Mongo

    Mongo LE Reviewer

    Rest In Peace.