It is with sadness that the Ministry of Defence must announce that an airman from the Royal Air Force Regiment was killed in Afghanistan Monday 13 February 2012.
The airman was killed by small arms fire whilst on a routine partnered patrol in the Nad 'Ali district of Helmand province. Lieutenant Colonel Gordon Mackenzie, a spokesman for British forces in Helmand, said:
"It is my sad duty to report that an airman from the Royal Air Force Regiment was fatally wounded during an insurgent attack in the western Dashte area of Nad 'Ali, Helmand province, whilst on a patrol to interact with the local population. "Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this difficult time."
The airman's family have been informed and have asked for a period of grace before further details are released.
RIP and condolences.Today, Valentine's Day some person or persons, yet to be named, will be grieving for the deceased. Another senseless death in what is becoming a protracted conflict. Time to say enough is enough? The UK look set to be the last Forces standing in Afghanistan unless our government makes a brave decision. After all other countries are simply cutting their losses and pulling out. Time for us to do the same?