Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Royal Anglian dies from wounds

The MoD today announced the sad news that a soldier from 1 R Anglian died yesterday at Selly Oak Hospital from wounds received fighting the Taliban.

The soldier had been serving as part of the Household Cavalry Regiment Battle Group and had been seriously wounded in an explosion in the Musa Qal'ah district of Helmand province on 21st February 2010.

Lieutenant Colonel David Wakefield, spokesman for Task Force Helmand, said: " The blast happened while he was on a patrol to the north of Musa Qal'ah district centre, part of the ongoing successful operations in the Musa Qal'ah area to drive the insurgents away from the local people and away from the district centre."

"He was one of us, one of our own, who fell doing his duty. We will remember him."

He is the third Viking to have been killed during the Battalion's current deployment in Helmand.

Never forgotten.

MoD: Soldier dies of wounds at Selly Oak
The Sun: Blast hero loses his fight for