Tuesday, 26 May 2009

In Memoriam: Daniel Probyn

Guardsman Daniel Probyn from 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards was killed fighting in Afghanistan on Saturday 26th May 2007. Guardsman Probyn died in an explosion following a successful attack on a Taliban stronghold near Garmsir, Helmand.

His CO said: "Guardsman Daniel Probyn was a soldier of the highest calibre, and wholly committed to his chosen profession. He clearly loved being a soldier, and a Grenadier in particular. As one would expect of him, he died showing courage and professionalism of the highest order, seeking to protect the lives of his comrades and taking the fight to the enemy. "

Guardsman Keith Rowlatt said: "Probyn was a great mate. He always has been and he always will be. He will be greatly missed. We all loved him like a brother. He would always go out of his way to give you a helping hand. Probyn sadly lost his life doing what he loved to do and he was not just good at his job, he was the best Guardsman I have worked with. It has been a privilege to work alongside him."

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