Tuesday, 20 January 2009

In Memoriam: Darryl Gardiner

Corporal Darryl Gardiner, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME), was killed in the Musa Qala district of Helmand, Afghanistan on Sunday 20th January 2008.He was serving attached to 5th Regiment Royal Artillery and 52 Brigade's Reconnaissance Force.
Cpl Gardiner died as a result of injuries received when his vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb.
Captain Ashworth, Operations Officer of the Brigade Reconnaissance Force, said: "It is with enormous sadness that we have lost Corporal 'Daz' Gardiner. Professionally we have lost a bright and talented soldier who was first class at his job, a man who prided himself on getting things done and who took great pleasure in his work. On a personal level we have lost far more. He showed a rare sensitivity and compassion for others and his warmth of character has been of comfort to many. He has demonstrated an enduring courage and loyalty to his friends and colleagues. Underpinning his quality was desire not to let others down; he never did. It is testament to his character that his last actions were helping others. He will be sorely missed and our thoughts and prayers are especially with his family and girlfriend, Lucy."

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