On This Day

Lance Corporal Thomas Keys
Lance Corporal Thomas Keys
Published On: 24th June 2003
Aged 20, he came from Llanuwchllyn, near Bala in Wales, and was single. He joined the Army in August 1998, initially serving with 1st Battalion, The Parachute Regiment. He transferred to the RMP and joined 156 Provost Company in January 2002. He had served on operations in Sierra Leone and Northern Ireland and deployed to Jamaica on exercise. A popular Continue Reading
Lance Corporal Benjamin Hyde
Lance Corporal Benjamin Hyde
Published On: 24th June 2003
Aged 23, he came from Northallerton in Yorkshire and was single. Ben Hyde joined the Army in June 2001 and was posted to 156 Provost Company in March 2002, where he served with the Parachute Provost Platoon. A qualified radio operator, he was on his first operational tour. His father John issued the following statement:

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Corporal Simon Miller
Corporal Simon Miller
Published On: 24th June 2003
Aged 21, he came from Washington in Tyne and Wear, and was engaged to be married. Si Miller joined the Army in January 2000 and was posted to 156 Provost Company after passing the RMP junior non-commissioned officers course at Chichester. A qualified radio operator, he had served with 1 PARA on a deployment to Kenya. His parents, John and Continue Reading
Corporal Paul Long
Corporal Paul Long
Published On: 24th June 2003
Aged 24, he came from Colchester in Essex. Born in Portsmouth, Paul Long attended Blackmoor CofE Primary School and All Hallows RC Comprehensive in Aldershot, before moving to South Shields where he attended Hebburn College. He joined the Regular Army in April 1999, having served two years with the Territorial Army, and was posted to 156 Provost Company in March Continue Reading
Sergeant Simon Hamilton-Jewell
Sergeant Simon Hamilton-Jewell
Published On: 24th June 2003
Aged 41, he came from Chessington in Surrey, and was single. Sergeant Hamilton-Jewell was known to his friends as ‘HJ’. The Platoon Sergeant of the Parachute Provost Platoon, he joined the Army in August 1988 and joined 156 Provost Company in March 2002. He had previously served as a soldier in the Territorial Army from 1979 to 1988. He had Continue Reading
Corporal Russell Aston
Corporal Russell Aston
Published On: 24th June 2003
Aged 30, he came from Swadlincote, Derbyshire, and was married with one daughter. Russ Aston was the company physical training instructor and enjoyed an active social life within the unit. He joined the Army in 1993 and was posted to 156 Provost Company in March 2001 after service with the Grenadier Guards. Corporal Aston was military parachute trained, and had Continue Reading