Staffords: Serviceman killed in action in Afghanistan

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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 Tuesday 5th November 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.”

“Our prayers and thoughts are with his family at this extremely difficult time.”

“The next of kin have been informed and have requested the customary period of grace before further details are released.”