Trooper Ratu Sakeasi Babakobau of the Household Cavalry Regiment was killed on Friday 2nd May 2008 in Helmand, Afghanistan when the vehicle in which he was travelling was hit by a landmine.
His CO said: ""Trooper Ratu Sakeasi Babakobau was an outstanding soldier, who was destined for great things in the Regiment ....... He had excelled himself as a truly versatile Household Cavalryman, rising to become a star of the Mounted Regiment, proving to be one of the best troopers in his squadron."
LCpl Ross of 2 Troop, D Squadron, commented: "He was a great soldier who worked hard in whatever task that was asked of him. He was proud to be in the Household Cavalry Regiment and he will be missed by all of the Regiment and our thoughts go out to the family."
MoD: Trooper Ratu Sakeasi Babakobau of the Household Cavalry Regiment killed in Helmand