Afghanistan

Captain Stephen James Healey killed in Afghanistan 26th May 2012

Captain Stephen James Healey, from 1st Battalion, The Royal Welsh (The Royal Welch Fusiliers), was killed in Helmand Province, yesterday, 26 May 2012.  Captain Healey commanded the Combined Force Burma reconnaissance platoon and whilst conducting a vehicle patrol in...

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Guardsman Michael Roland

The Ministry of Defence confirms the death of Guardsman Michael Roland, 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards. He died on Friday 27 April 2012 as a result of a gunshot wound sustained in Afghanistan. Guardsman Michael Roland deployed to Afghanistan on 3 April 2012 as a...

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Spr Connor Ray

On 11 April 2012, Sapper Ray was involved in a search and clearance operation in the Nad ‘Ali district of central Helmand near to Checkpoint Kahmanan. The aim of the mission was to clear a compound previously used by insurgents, allowing the local population to safely...

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Private Daniel Wilford

Private Daniel Wilford, 21, was from Huddersfield. He joined 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment in April 2010. He deployed to Canada as a Warrior Gunner in June 2011 before deploying to Afghanistan in the same role in February 2012. He was an extremely effective...

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Private Daniel Wade

Private Daniel Wade, 20, was from Warrington. He joined the Army in January 2011 and arrived in the Battalion in July 2011. He was immediately placed onto a Warrior driving cadre, which he passed with flying colours. It did not take him long to establish himself as...

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Private Christopher Kershaw

Private Christopher Kershaw, 19, was from Bradford. He joined the Battalion in September 2011 and was immediately put on a Warrior driving cadre. Private Kershaw thoroughly enjoyed working on the Warriors and his natural talent for the role became evident....

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Private Anthony Frampton

Private Anthony ‘Anton’ Frampton, 20, was from Huddersfield. Prior to joining the Army, Private Frampton attended Royds Hall High School, Huddersfield. On leaving school he spent a period as an apprentice welder before deciding to join the Army. Private Frampton...

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Corporal Jake Hartley

Corporal Jake Hartley, 20, was from Dewsbury, West Yorkshire. He joined the Battalion in December 2008 and his potential was immediately recognised. Corporal Hartley had a very bright future in the Army and he was already promoting well ahead of his years, which is...

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Sergeant Nigel Coupe

Sergeant Nigel Coupe was a Senior Non-Commissioned Officer from 1st Battalion The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment, who was attached to 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment as a Warrior Sergeant in 7 Platoon, Corunna Company. Sergeant Coupe, 33, was from Lytham Saint...

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L/Cpl Martin Joseph Gill

LCpl Gill was born on 14 August 1988, and grew up in Nottingham, where he lived with his brother, John-Daniel, and his sister, Rebecca. He joined the Royal Marines in April 2008 and passed fit for duty in May 2009. On completion of training, he was appointed to the...

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Rfn Martin Jon Lamb

Rfn Lamb was born on the 26 April 1984 in Gloucester. He joined the Army in September 2003 after attending Rednock School in Dursley. During his Combat Infantryman’s Course at the Infantry Training Centre in Catterick, he won an award for his exceptional physical...

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Lance Corporal Stephen McKee

Lance Corporal McKee was killed when during an operation to disrupt insurgent activity in the northern Dashte area of Nad ‘Ali district his vehicle struck an improvised explosive device. Lance Corporal McKee, aged 27, came from Banbridge in County Down, Northern...

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Lance Corporal Liam Richard Tasker

Lance Corporal Tasker was born on 11 December 1984 in Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland. He joined the Army in 2001 and was originally a vehicle mechanic in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. His passion though was always dogs which led to his transfer to the...

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Sgt Michael Willetts
Published On: 25th May 1971
On the evening of the 25th May 1971 a terrorist entered the reception hall of Springfield Road Police station in Belfast. He carried a suitcase from which a smoking fuse protruded, dumping the case on the floor he fled out-side, inside the room were a man a woman and two children and several police officers. One of the police officers Continue Reading

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