Tuesday, 5 November 2013

British Soldier from 3rd Battalion The Mercian Regiment killed in Afghanistan

It is with sadness that the Ministry of Defence must announce the death of a soldier from the 3rd Battalion The Mercian Regiment (Staffords), on 5 November 2013 in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.The serviceman was killed in action as a result of an explosion during a vehicle-borne suicide attack, which occurred during a patrol in the Kamparak area, 40km north east of the provincial capital Lashkar Gah.Spokesman for Task Force Helmand, Lieutenant Colonel Hywel Lewis MBE said; A hugely experienced soldier has tragically died while serving with his comrades in Afghanistan. He commanded great respect throughout his regiment. Those who served alongside him were privileged to operate with a highly professional soldier who led by example.Read more HERE R.I.P.