Remembering the 456 British forces personnel who lost their lives in Afghanistan

These are all the names of the British men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country while serving in Afghanistan

The UK government has sent a further 200 troops to the city of Kabul to evacuate British citizens and local allies from Afghanistan.

The deployment of armed services personnel to the country comes after the Taliban seized control of the capital city on Sunday (15 August) evening, with thousands of residents and foreign nationals now desperately trying to escape.

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British troops are in a race against the clock following the dramatic fall of the western-backed government and it is feared that there are many people who “won’t get back”, Defence Secretary Ben Wallace, who served in the Scots Guards, said on Tuesday.

Remembering the victims

UK forces were sent to Afghanistan in support of the UN-authorised, NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) mission and as part of the US-led Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF).

Figures show that as of 23 July 2015, a total of 454 British forces personnel or MOD civilians have died while serving in the country since operations began in October 2001. Major combat operations ended in the country at the end of 2014.

Of these fatalities, 405 were killed as a result of hostile actions, while 49 are known to have died either as a result of illness, non-combat injuries or accidents, or have not yet officially been assigned a cause of death pending the outcome of an investigation.

Following a helicopter crash on 11 October 2015, two further UK personnel have died while serving in Afghanistan, taking the total number of military deaths to 456.

Below are the names of all the individuals who tragically died while serving their country in Afghanistan.

  • Flight Lieutenants Alan Scott and Geraint Roberts
  • Two personnel from 230 and 33 Squadrons, Royal Air Force.
  • Lance Corporal Michael Campbell, from 3 Royal Welsh, died in Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham on Thursday 23 July 2015 from wounds sustained in Afghanistan in April 2012.
  • Captain Thomas Clarke, Flight Lieutenant Rakesh Chauhan, Warrant Officer Class 2 Spencer Faulkner, Corporal James Walters and Lance Corporal Oliver Thomas killed in a Lynx helicopter crash in Afghanistan on 26 April 2014.
  • Sapper Adam Moralee from 32 Engineer Regiment died on 5 March 2014 as a result of non-battle-related injuries sustained in Camp Bastion.
  • Captain Richard Holloway of the Royal Engineers was killed in action on 23 December 2013.
  • Warrant Officer Class 2 Ian Fisher from 3rd Battalion The Mercian Regiment was killed after his vehicle was subjected to a vehicle-borne suicide attack in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on 5 November 2013.
WO2 Fisher was born on 6 October 1971 in Barking, Essex, and grew up in Elm Park, Hornchurch, Essex (Photo: Gov.uk)
  • Lance Corporal James Brynin of the Intelligence Corps, attached to 14th Signal Regiment (Electronic Warfare), was killed in action in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on Tuesday 15 October 2013.
  • Corporal William Savage, Fusilier Sam Flint and Private Robert Hetherington, all serving with 2nd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland, were killed when their vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device whilst on a routine patrol in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand province on Tuesday 30 April 2013.
  • Lance Corporal Jamie Webb, of 1st Battalion The Mercian Regiment (Cheshire), died in an ISAF Hospital in Afghanistan on 26 March 2013 from wounds sustained during an enemy attack on his patrol base in the Nad ‘Ali district of Helmand province the previous day.
  • Kingsman David Robert Shaw from 1st Battalion The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment died in Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham on Wednesday 16 January 2013 from wounds sustained in Afghanistan.
  • Sapper Richard Reginald Walker from 28 Engineer Regiment, attached to 21 Engineer Regiment as part of the Task Force Helmand Engineer Group, was killed in Afghanistan on Monday 7 January 2013.
  • Captain Walter Reid Barrie from The Royal Scots Borderers, 1st Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland was shot and killed in an ‘insider attack’ at Forward Operating Base Shawqat in the Nad ‘Ali district of Helmand Province on Sunday, 11 November 2012.
  • Lieutenant Edward Drummond-Baxter and Lance Corporal Siddhanta Kunwar from 1st Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles were shot and killed by a man wearing Afghan Police uniform at a checkpoint in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand province on Tuesday, 30 October 2012.
  • Corporal David O’Connor, from 40 Commando Royal Marines, and Corporal Channing Day, from 3 Medical Regiment, were killed whilst on patrol in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand Province on Wednesday, 24 October 2012.
  • Captain Carl Manley of the Royal Marines died in Afghanistan on Monday, 24 September 2012 from what are believed to be natural causes.
  • Captain James Anthony Townley from the Corps of Royal Engineers died in Camp Bastion, on Friday, 21 September 2012, from wounds sustained whilst serving at Forward Operating Base Shawqat.
  • Sergeant Jonathan Eric Kups, of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) died in Camp Bastion, Helmand Province, Southern Afghanistan on Friday, 21 September 2012.
  • Sergeant Gareth Thursby and Private Thomas Wroe, both of 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment (Duke of Wellington’s) (3 YORKS) were shot and fatally wounded by a rogue Afghan Local Policeman in Checkpoint Tora in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand province on Saturday, 15 September 2012.
  • Lance Corporal Duane Groom from 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards was killed on Friday, 14 September 2012 when the vehicle in which he was travelling struck an Improvised Explosive Device in the Nahr-e Saraj district.
  • Sergeant Lee Paul Davidson, The Light Dragoons, deployed with a Police Advisory Team was on patrol with the Afghan Uniform Police when the Ridgback in which he was travelling struck an improvised explosive device and he was killed on Sunday, 9 September 2012 in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand province, Afghanistan.
  • Guardsman Karl Whittle from the 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards died in Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham on Friday, 7 September 2012 from gunshot wounds he sustained when his checkpoint was attacked by insurgents in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand province on 14 August 2012.
  • Guardsman Jamie Shadrake of the Reconnaissance Platoon, 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards, died of gunshot wounds when his checkpoint was attacked by insurgents in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand province on Friday, 17 August 2012.
  • Lance Corporal Matthew David Smith from the Corps of Royal Engineers was killed in the Nad ‘Ali district of Helmand province when he was hit by small arms fire on Friday, 10 August 2012.
  • Lieutenant Andrew Robert Chesterman from 3rd Battalion The Rifles was killed in the Nad ‘Ali district of Helmand province when he was hit by small arms fire on Thursday, 9 August 2012.
  • Warrant Officer Class 2 Leonard Perran Thomas of the Royal Corps of Signals, and Guardsman Craig Andrew Roderick and Guardsman Apete Saunikalou Ratumaiyale Tuisovurua of the 1st Battalion Welsh Guards, were killed in a small arms fire incident at Checkpoint Kamparack Pul in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand province, Afghanistan on Sunday, 1 July 2012.
  • Corporal Alex Guy, of the 1st Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment, was fatally wounded when leading his section forward to assist a group of Afghan soldiers who were pinned down following an insurgent ambush on Friday, 15 June 2012.
  • Lance Corporal James Ashworth from the 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards was killed in Afghanistan on Wednesday, 13 June 2012.
  • Private Gregg Thomas Stone, from 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment, was killed in Afghanistan after coming under fire in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand province on Sunday, 3 June 2012.
Private Stone was born on 9 October 1991 in Hull, Yorkshire, where he attended Hornsea Secondary School and joined the Army on 31 October 2009 (Photo: Ministry of Defence)
  • Corporal Michael John Thacker, from 1st Battalion The Royal Welsh, was killed in Afghanistan after coming under small arms fire in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand province, on Friday, 1 June 2012.
  • Captain Stephen James Healey, from 1st Battalion The Royal Welsh, was killed when the vehicle he was travelling in was caught in the blast from an improvised explosive device while on patrol in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand province on Saturday, 26 May 2012.
  • Corporal Brent John McCarthy, Royal Air Force, and Lance Corporal Lee Thomas Davies, 1st Battalion Welsh Guards, were killed by small arms fire while deployed as part of a Police Advisory Team to attend a meeting at the local Afghan Uniform Police headquarters near Patrol Base Attal in the Lashkar Gah district of Helmand province on Saturday, 12 May 2012.
  • Corporal Andrew Steven Roberts and Private Ratu Manasa Silibaravi, both of 23 Pioneer Regiment, The Royal Logistic Corps, were killed in Afghanistan on Friday, 4 May 2012 during an indirect fire attack on their Forward Operating Base in the northern part of Nahr-e Saraj district.
  • Guardsman Michael Roland, 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards, was fatally wounded during an exchange of small arms fire whilst deployed with his company on a three-day operation to disrupt insurgent activity in a contested area in the north of Nahr-e Saraj district on Friday, 27 April 2012.
  • Sapper Connor Ray, 33 Engineer Regiment (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) died on 18 April 2012 at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham. He had been seriously wounded in a blast from an improvised explosive device on Wednesday, 11 April 2012.
  • Corporal Jack Leslie Stanley, from The Queen’s Royal Hussars, died at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham on Sunday, 8 April 2012 of wounds sustained in an explosion in Afghanistan on Friday, 3 February 2012.
  • Sergeant Luke Taylor, of the Royal Marines, and Lance Corporal Michael Foley, of the Adjutant General’s Corps (Staff and Personnel Support), were shot and killed at the main entrance to Lashkar Gah Main Operating Base in Helmand province by an Afghan National Army soldier on Monday, 26 March 2012.
  • Captain Rupert William Michael Bowers, from 2nd Battalion The Mercian Regiment, was leading a patrol to clear a position of the threat of insurgents in the Mirmandab region of Nahr-e Saraj district, Helmand province, on Wednesday, 21 March 2012, when he was killed in the blast from an improvised explosive device.
Captain Rupert Bowers was born on 29 July 1987 in Wolverhampton, and after studying at The Old Swinford Hospital and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, he commissioned into 1st Battalion The Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment in April 2007 (Photo: Ministry of Defence)
  • Sergeant Nigel Coupe, from 1st Battalion The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment, and Corporal Jake Hartley, Private Anthony Frampton, Private Christopher Kershaw, Private Daniel Wade and Private Daniel Wilford, all from 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment, were killed when their Warrior armoured vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device in the Lashkar Gah Durai region on Tuesday, 6 March 2012.
  • Senior Aircraftman Ryan Tomlin, from 2 Squadron RAF Regiment, was taking part in a partnered patrol to reassure and interact with the local population in the Nad ‘Ali district of central Helmand province when he was fatally wounded by small arms fire during an insurgent attack on Monday, 13 February 2012.
  • Lance Corporal Gajbahadur Gurung from the Royal Gurkha Rifles, serving with 1st Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment, was killed on Friday, 27 January 2012 when his foot patrol to disrupt insurgent activity came under small arms fire in the Khar Nikah region of the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand province.
  • Signaller Ian Gerard Sartorius-Jones, from 20th Armoured Brigade Headquarters and Signal Squadron (200), died on Tuesday, 24 January 2012 at Forward Operating Base Khar Nikah in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand province.
  • Rifleman Sachin Limbu, from 1st Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles, died on Monday, 2 January 2012, at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, of wounds sustained in Afghanistan in June 2010.
  • Private John King from 1st Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment was killed on Friday, 30 December 2011 in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand Province while taking part in a partnered foot patrol with Afghan National Security Forces to increase security around the village of Llara Kalay.
  • Squadron Leader Anthony Downing of the Royal Air Force died of his wounds on Friday, 23 December 2011 after the vehicle in which he was travelling was caught in an explosion south of Kabul, in Afghanistan on Thursday, 22 December 2011.
  • Captain Tom Jennings of the Royal Marines died after the vehicle in which he was travelling was caught in an explosion south of Kabul, in Afghanistan on Thursday, 22 December 2011.
  • Sapper Elijah Bond, from 35 Engineer Regiment, Royal Engineers, died in the UK on Thursday, 8 December 2011, as a result of wounds he sustained on operations in Afghanistan on 6 December 2011.
  • Rifleman Sheldon Lee Jordan Steel, from 5th Battalion The Rifles, was killed in an explosion while taking part in a foot patrol in the Babaji area of Lashkar Gah district, in the Nahr-e Saraj (South) area of operations, in central Helmand, on Sunday, 27 November 2011.
  • Private Thomas Christopher Lake, from 1st Battalion The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment, was killed by an improvised explosive device in the Jamal Kowi area of the Nahr-e Saraj district of central Helmand on Sunday, 20 November 2011.
Private Lake, aged 29, from Watford, joined the Army in November 2009 and passed out of training in May 2010, joining 1st Battalion The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment (1 PWRR), known as ‘The Tigers’, in Germany shortly afterwards (Photo: Ministry of Defence)
  • Lieutenant David Boyce and Lance Corporal Richard Scanlon, from 1st The Queen’s Dragoon Guards, were killed when their armoured vehicle struck an improvised explosive device while on patrol in the Yakchal region of the Nahr-e Saraj district of central Helmand on Thursday, 17 November 2011.
  • Lance Corporal Peter Eustace of 2nd Battalion The Rifles, attached to 1st Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment as part of Combined Force Nahr-e Saraj (North), was killed while conducting a joint patrol with his Company and the Afghan National Army by an improvised explosive device on Wednesday, 16 November 2011.
  • Private Matthew Thornton, from 4th Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment (4 YORKS), was killed in Babaji when his patrol was hit by an improvised explosive device on Wednesday, 9 November 2011.
  • Private Matthew Haseldin, 2nd Battalion The Mercian Regiment, was killed by a gunshot wound when his patrol in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand province, Afghanistan, came under attack on Thursday, 3 November 2011.
  • Rifleman Vijay Rai, 2nd Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles, was killed by a gunshot wound when the checkpoint that he and his team were protecting in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand province, Afghanistan, came under insurgent small arms fire on Saturday, 15 October 2011.
  • Marine David Fairbrother, Kilo Company, 42 Commando Royal Marines, was killed whilst on patrol in the village of Old Khorgajat, Nahr-e Saraj, Afghanistan on Monday, 19 September 2011.
  • Lance Corporal Jonathan James McKinlay, 1st Battalion The Rifles, was killed by a gunshot wound whilst on patrol in the village of Haji Khodin Nazar, in the Nahr-e Saraj (South) district of Helmand province in Afghanistan on Wednesday, 14 September 2011.
  • Sergeant Barry John Weston, Kilo Company, 42 Commando Royal Marines, was killed while leading a patrol operating near the village of Sukmanda in southern Nahr-e Saraj district, Helmand province, on Tuesday, 30 August 2011.
  • Lieutenant Daniel John Clack, 1st Battalion The Rifles, was killed by an improvised explosive device while on a patrol in the Shaparak area of the Nahr-e Saraj (South) district of Helmand province on Friday, 12 August 2011.
  • Marine James Robert Wright, from Juliet Company, 42 Commando Royal Marines, serving as part of Combined Force Nad ‘Ali (North), was killed during an insurgent attack on his checkpoint in northern Nad ‘Ali, Helmand province, on Friday, 5 August 2011.
  • Corporal Mark Anthony Palin from 1st Battalion The Rifles was killed by an improvised explosive device in the Nahr-e Saraj (South) district of Helmand province on Monday, 18 July 2011.
  • Lance Corporal Paul Watkins, from 9th/12th Royal Lancers (Prince of Wales’s), was killed by small arms fire while on patrol in an area to the west of Gereshk in central Helmand province, Afghanistan, on Saturday, 16 July 2011.
  • Highlander Scott McLaren, from The Highlanders, 4th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland, was killed in Afghanistan on Monday, 4 July 2011, after going missing from Checkpoint Salaang in the Nahr-e Saraj (South) district of Helmand province.
Born on 31 January 1991, Highlander McLaren, from Edinburgh joined the Army on 23 August 2009 and underwent his initial training at the Infantry Training Centre Catterick (Photo: Ministry of Defence)
  • Private Gareth Leslie William Bellingham, from 3rd Battalion The Mercian Regiment (Staffords), serving as part of Combined Force Nahr-e Saraj (North), was killed when fired upon by insurgents whilst providing security during a patrol in an area near Khar Nikarin in the Upper Gereshk Valley, Helmand province, Afghanistan, on Saturday, 18 June 2011.
  • Corporal Lloyd Newell, The Parachute Regiment, was fatally wounded by small arms fire whilst on operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on Thursday, 16 June 2011.
  • Craftsman Andrew Found, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, was killed in an explosion while on an operation near Adinza’i in the Gereshk Valley area, within the northern Nahr-e Saraj District of Helmand Province, on Thursday, 16 June 2011.
  • Rifleman Martin Jon Lamb from 1st Battalion The Rifles was killed by an improvised explosive device while on a patrol in the Haji Kareen area of the Nahr-e Saraj (South) district, Helmand province, on Sunday, 5 June 2011.
  • Lance Corporal Martin Joseph Gill, from Kilo Company, 42 Commando Royal Marines, was killed when his Multiple was engaged by small-arms fire during a patrol in the Adensee area of Nahr-e Saraj (South) district, Helmand province, on Sunday, 5 June 2011.
  • Corporal Michael John Pike from The Highlanders, 4th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland, was killed during a contact with a group of insurgents in the area of Pupalzay, along the main route of Highway 601, on Friday, 3 June 2011.
  • Lieutenant Oliver Richard Augustin and Marine Samuel Giles William Alexander MC, both from Juliet Company, 42 Commando Royal Marines, were killed by an improvised explosive device whilst on patrol in the Loy Mandeh area of the Nad ‘Ali district in Helmand province on Friday, 27 May 2011.
  • Colour Serjeant Kevin Charles Fortuna from A Company, 1st Battalion The Rifles was killed by an Improvised Explosive Device while leading a patrol to disrupt enemy forces in the Saidabad Kalay area of the Nahr-e Saraj (South) District of Helmand province on Monday, 23 May 2011.
  • Marine Nigel Dean Mead from Lima Company, 42 Commando Royal Marines, died on Sunday, 15 May 2011 as a result of wounds sustained during an improvised explosive device blast in Afghanistan.
  • Captain Lisa Jade Head from 321 Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Squadron, 11 EOD Regiment RLC, died on Tuesday, 19 April 2011, in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, in Birmingham, of wounds received in Afghanistan.
Captain Head, born on 30 November 1981 in Huddersfield, studied Human Biology at Huddersfield University before attending the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst from 2004 – 2005 (Photo: Ministry of Defence)
  • Colour Sergeant Alan Cameron (Senior) from 1st Battalion Scots Guards died on 31 March 2011 as a result of wounds he received in Afghanistan on Wednesday, 13 April 2010.
  • Major Matthew James Collins and Lance Sergeant Mark Terence Burgan from 1st Battalion Irish Guards were killed by an improvised explosive device after returning from an operation in support of an Afghan National Army Company alongside C Company of the Danish Battle Group to disrupt insurgent activity and search compounds of interest in the Nahr-e Saraj District of Helmand Province in Afghanistan on Wednesday, 23 March 2011.
  • Private Daniel Steven Prior, from 2nd Battalion The Parachute Regiment, died in the UK on 18 March 2011 of wounds sustained as a result of an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan on Wednesday, 16 March.
  • Lance Corporal McKee from 1st Battalion The Royal Irish Regiment was killed in Afghanistan on Wednesday, 9 March 2011 when his vehicle struck an improvised explosive device in the Nad ‘Ali area.
  • Lance Corporal Liam Richard Tasker, from the Royal Army Veterinary Corps, was killed whilst deployed on operations in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand province on Tuesday, 1 March 2011.
  • Private Robert Wood and Private Dean Hutchinson, both of the Royal Logistic Corps, were killed in a fire at Camp Bastion, Afghanistan, on Monday, 14 February 2011.
  • Lance Corporal Kyle Cleet Marshall, from 2nd Battalion The Parachute Regiment, was killed when an IED exploded while he was deployed on an operation to reassure and provide security for the population in an area in the south of the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand province on Monday, 14 February 2011.
  • Private Lewis Hendry, from 3rd Battalion The Parachute Regiment, and Private Conrad Lewis, from 4th Battalion The Parachute Regiment, were killed in Afghanistan on Wednesday, 9 February 2011. The soldiers were deployed on an operation to reassure the local population and provide security in the Nad ‘Ali District of Helmand province.
  • Warrant Officer Class 2 (Company Sergeant Major) Colin Beckett of 3rd Battalion The Parachute Regiment was killed in Afghanistan on the morning of Saturday 5 February 2011 when he was fatally wounded by an improvised explosive device which detonated as he was moving into position to cover his fellow patrol members.
  • Ranger David Dalzell of 1st Battalion The Royal Irish Regiment was killed on 4 February 2011 as a result of an operational accident while working at Checkpoint Ranger in Nad ‘Ali, Helmand province, Afghanistan.
  • Private Martin Simon George Bell from 2nd Battalion The Parachute Regiment was killed by an IED explosion in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand province in Afghanistan on Tuesday 25 January 2011.
  • Private Joseva Saqanagonedau Vatubua, from The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, 5th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland (5 SCOTS), was killed in Afghanistan on Saturday 1 January 2011.
  • Warrant Officer Class 2 (WO2) Charles Henry Wood from 23 Pioneer Regiment Royal Logistic Corps, serving with the Counter-Improvised Explosive Device Task Force, was killed in Afghanistan by an IED blast on Tuesday 28 December 2010.
  • Corporal Steven Thomas Dunn from 216 (Parachute) Signal Squadron, attached to 2nd Battalion The Parachute Regiment Battle Group, was killed when the Jackal vehicle he was travelling in in the Bowri desert hit an improvised explosive device on Tuesday 21 December 2010.
Corporal Dunn was born on 4 October 1983 in Gateshead where he grew up and attended Saint Joseph’s School, Hebburn (Photo: Ministry of Defence)
  • Private John Howard, from 3rd Battalion The Parachute Regiment, was killed in Afghanistan on Sunday 5 December 2010 when he was fatally wounded during an action against insurgents operating in Lashkar Gah.
  • Guardsman Christopher Davies, from the 1st Battalion Irish Guards, serving with Combined Force Nahr-e Saraj (North), Helmand province, was killed when he was hit by small arms fire while on patrol there on Wednesday 17 November 2010.
  • Ranger Aaron McCormick, from 1st Battalion The Royal Irish Regiment, serving as part of Combined Force Nad ‘Ali (South), was helping to clear improvised explosive devices when he was killed in an explosion on Sunday 14 November 2010.
  • Senior Aircraftman Scott ‘Scotty’ Hughes, serving with Number 1 Squadron Royal Air Force Regiment, died following injuries sustained in an accident during decompression activities in Cyprus on Sunday 7 November 2010.
  • Sapper William Blanchard from 101 (City of London) Engineer Regiment (Explosive Ordnance Disposal), serving with the Counter-Improvised Explosive Device Task Force, was killed in Afghanistan on Saturday 30 October 2010.
  • Corporal David Barnsdale, from 33 Engineer Regiment (Explosive Ordnance Disposal), serving with the Counter IED Task Force was killed in an IED blast on Tuesday 19 October 2010.
  • Sergeant Peter Anthony Rayner from 2nd Battalion The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment, was killed in an explosion in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand province on Friday 8 October 2010.
  • Rifleman Suraj Gurung from 1st Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles was killed during a follow-up foot patrol after an attack on his patrol base on Saturday 2 October 2010.
  • Corporal Matthew Thomas from the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers was killed when the vehicle he was driving in was struck by an improvised explosive device in the Garmsir district of Helmand province on Saturday 25 September 2010.
  • Sergeant Andrew James Jones of the Royal Engineers was killed in action during a vehicle patrol in the Bolan district of Lashkar Gah on Saturday 18 September 2010 alongside Trooper Andrew Martin Howarth of Fondouk Squadron, The Queen’s Royal Lancers.
  • Trooper Andrew Martin Howarth of Fondouk Squadron, The Queen’s Royal Lancers, was killed in action during a vehicle patrol in the Bolan district of Lashkar Gah on Saturday 18 September 2010, alongside Sergeant Andrew James Jones.
  • Kingsman Darren Deady, from 2nd Battalion The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment, died at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham on Friday 10 September 2010 as a result of injuries sustained as a result of a gunshot wound received in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand province on the morning of Monday 23 August 2010.
  • Lance Corporal Joseph McFarlane Pool of The Royal Scots Borderers, 1st Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland, was killed by an explosion while taking part in an operation to disrupt insurgents in Nad ‘Ali on Sunday 5 September 2010.
  • Captain Andrew Griffiths, from 2nd Battalion The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment (2 LANCS), died on Sunday 5 September 2010 at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, from wounds sustained during an operation in Nahr-e Saraj, Helmand province on Tuesday 24 August 2010.
  • Lance Corporal Jordan Dean Bancroft of 1st Battalion The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment, part of Combined Force Nad ‘Ali, was killed during an exchange of fire with insurgents on Saturday 21 August 2010.
Lance Corporal Bancroft, aged 25, was born in Burnley on 13 March 1985. He joined the Army in September 2001 (Photo: Ministry of Defence)
  • Sapper Ishwor Gurung from 69 Gurkha Field Squadron, 21 Engineer Regiment, was killed by small arms fire when his troop came under attack by insurgents at Forward Operating Base Shahzad in Helmand province on Friday 13 August 2010.
  • Sapper Darren Foster of 21 Engineer Regiment was killed by small arms fire while manning a sangar at Patrol Base Sangin Fulodin on Friday 13 August 2010.
  • Rifleman Remand Kulung, from G (Tobruk) Company, 1st Battalion The Mercian Regiment (Cheshire), died at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham on Thursday 12 August 2010 from wounds sustained in Afghanistan.
  • Lieutenant John Charles Sanderson of 1st Battalion The Mercian Regiment (Cheshire) attached to 1st Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles Battle Group, died on Wednesday 11 August 2010 at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, of wounds sustained in Afghanistan.
  • Marine Adam Brown from 40 Commando Royal Marines, serving as part of Combined Force Sangin, was killed in an explosion in the Sangin region of Afghanistan on Sunday 1 August 2010.
  • Lance Sergeant Dale Alanzo McCallum of the 1st Battalion Scots Guards was killed by small arms fire in the Lashkar Gah district of Helmand province on Sunday 1 August 2010.
  • Sapper Mark Antony Smith, from 36 Engineer Regiment, serving with the Counter-IED Task Force, was killed in the Sangin area of Helmand province on Monday 26 July 2010.
  • Corporal Matthew James Stenton from The Royal Dragoon Guards and Lance Corporal Stephen Daniel Monkhouse from the 1st Battalion Scots Guards were killed by small arms fire in Lashkar Gah, Afghanistan, on Wednesday 21 July 2010.
  • Staff Sergeant Brett George Linley from 11 Explosive Ordnance Disposal Regiment, The Royal Logistic Corps, was killed in an explosion during a counter IED operation in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand province on Saturday 17 July 2010.
  • Sergeant David Thomas Monkhouse from The Royal Dragoon Guards was killed in an explosion during a counter IED operation in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand province on Saturday 17 July 2010.
  • Senior Aircraftman Kinikki "Griff" Griffiths from the RAF Regiment was killed in a vehicle accident in Afghanistan on Friday 16 July 2010.
  • Marine Jonathan David Thomas Crookes, from 40 Commando Royal Marines, was killed in an explosion while on foot patrol in the Sangin district of Helmand province on Friday 16 July 2010.
  • Marine Matthew Harrison from 40 Commando Royal Marines, serving as part of Combined Force Sangin, was on patrol with the local Afghan Army, south of Patrol Base Seylab Doo when his unit was engaged with small arms fire on Tuesday 13 July 2010. He was mortally wounded and died at Camp Bastion Role Three hospital.
  • Major James Joshua Bowman, Lieutenant Neal Turkington and Corporal Arjun Purja Pun from 1st Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles were killed in a suspected premeditated attack by a member of the AfghanNational Army on Tuesday 13 July 2010.
Major James Joshua Bowman, Lieutenant Neal Turkington and Corporal Arjun Purja Pun (Photo: Ministry of Defence)
  • Marine David Charles Hart from 40 Commando Royal Marines was killed in an explosion while on foot patrol in the Sangin district of Helmand province on Thursday 8 July 2010.
  • Bombardier Samuel Joseph Robinson, 5th Regiment Royal Artillery, was killed in an explosion while on foot patrol in the Sangin district of Helmand province on Thursday 8 July 2010.
  • Private Thomas Sephton, 1st Battalion The Mercian Regiment, was wounded when an explosion hit his patrol on Sunday 4 July 2010. He was flown to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, where he succumbed to his injuries on Monday 5 July 2010.
  • Trooper James Anthony Leverett of D (The Green Horse) Squadron, The Viking Group, The Royal Dragoon Guards, was killed in an explosion when his armoured vehicle struck an IED in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand province on Monday 5 July 2010.
  • Corporal Seth Stephens, Royal Marines, was killed in southern Afghanistan on Thursday, 1 July 2010.
  • Corporal Jamie Kirkpatrick of 101 Engineer Regiment (Explosive Ordnance Disposal), part of the Counter-IED Task Force, was killed in a small arms fire engagement with insurgent forces in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand province on Sunday 27 June 2010.
  • Bombardier Stephen Gilbert from 4th Regiment Royal Artillery died in hospital in Birmingham on Saturday, 26 June 2010 from wounds sustained in Afghanistan as the result of an explosion on the afternoon of Thursday, 10 June 2010.
  • Colour Sergeant Martyn Simon Horton, Private Douglas Niall Halliday and Private Alex Isaac of 1st Battalion The Mercian Regiment and Lance Corporal David Andrew Ramsden from 1st Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment (attached to 1st Battalion The Mercian Regiment) serving as part of Nahr-e Saraj (North) were killed in a vehicle incident near Gereshk, Helmand Province, on Wednesday, 23 June 2010.
  • Sergeant Steven William Darbyshire, 40 Commando Royal Marines, serving as part of Combined Force Sangin, was killed by small arms fire during a firefight with insurgent forces in the Sangin district of Helmand province on Wednesday, 23 June 2010.
  • Lance Corporal Michael Taylor from Charlie Company, 40 Commando Royal Marines, serving as part of Combined Force Sangin, was killed in Afghanistan during a gun fight on Tuesday, 22 June 2010.
  • Marine Paul Warren from Charlie Company, 40 Commando Royal Marines, serving as part of Combined Force Sangin, was killed in an explosion on Monday, 21 June 2010.
  • Marine Richard Hollington, from Bravo Company, 40 Commando Royal Marines, died from wounds sustained in Afghanistan in the new Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham on Sunday, 20 June 2010.
  • Trooper Ashley Smith from the Royal Dragoon Guards was killed in an explosion in Afghanistan on Friday, 18 June 2010.
  • Corporal Taniela Tolevu Rogoiruwai and Kingsman Ponipate Tagitaginimoce from 1st Battalion The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment, serving as part of Combined Force Nad ‘Ali, were killed in separate incidents in southern Afghanistan on Tuesday, 15 June 2010.
Corporal Taniela Tolevu Rogoiruwai and Kingsman Ponipate Tagitaginimoce (Photo: Ministry of Defence)
  • Marine Steven James Birdsall from Bravo Company, 40 Commando Royal Marines, died in Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham on Monday, 14 June 2010 as a result of a gunshot wound he suffered in Afghanistan.
  • Lance Corporal Andrew Breeze from B (Malta) Company, 1st Battalion The Mercian Regiment (Cheshire,) was killed in an explosion on Saturday, 12 June 2010.
  • Private Jonathan Michael Monk, 2nd Battalion The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment, attached to 1st Battalion The Mercian Regiment, serving as part of Combined Force Nahr-e Saraj (North), was killed in an explosion in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand province on Wednesday, 9 June 2010.
  • Lance Bombardier Mark Chandler from 3rd Regiment Royal Horse Artillery, attached to 4th Regiment Royal Artillery, serving as part of Combined Force Nad ‘Ali, was killed in a small arms fire engagement on Tuesday, 8 June 2010.
  • Corporal Terry Webster and Lance Corporal Alan Cochran, both of 1st Battalion The Mercian Regiment (Cheshire), were killed as a result of an exchange of small arms fire with insurgents in the Nahr-e Saraj area of Helmand province on Friday, 4 June 2010.
  • Marine Anthony Dean Hotine, from Alpha Company, 40 Commando Royal Marines, was killed in an explosion in the Sangin district of Helmand province on Wednesday, 2 June 2010.
  • Marine Scott Gregory Taylor, from Alpha Company, 40 Commando Royal Marines, was killed in an explosion near Sangin on Sunday, 30 May 2010.
  • Gunner Zak Cusack from 4th Regiment Royal Artillery, serving as part of Combined Force Nahr-e Saraj (South), died as a result of a gunshot wound on Wednesday, 26 May 2010.
  • Corporal Stephen Paul Curley from 40 Commando Royal Marines, serving as part of Combined Force Sangin, died as a result of an explosion on Wednesday, 26 May 2010.
  • Corporal Stephen Walker from 40 Commando Royal Marines, serving as part of Combined Forces Sangin, was killed in an explosion near Patrol Base Almas, in Sangin, Helmand province on Friday, 21 May 2010.
  • Corporal Christopher Lewis Harrison of Bravo Company, 40 Commando Royal Marines, serving as part of Combined Force Sangin, Helmand, was killed in Afghanistan on Sunday, 9 May 2010.
  • Sapper Daryn Roy of 21 Engineer Regiment died after his vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device while he was travelling near Patrol Base Pimon in Nad ‘Ali, Helmand province, on Monday, 3 May 2010.
  • Lance Corporal Barry Buxton died on Monday, 3 May 2010, after sustaining injuries in an accident alongside the Nahr-e Bughra canal as a result of the vehicle he was commanding rolling into the canal when the road collapsed.
  • Corporal Harvey Holmes from 1st Battalion The Mercian Regiment, serving with 40 Commando Royal Marines Battle Group, who was killed in an explosion close to Patrol Base Waterloo, in Sangin, Helmand province, on Sunday 2 May 2010.
  • Fusilier Jonathan Burgess from 1st Battalion The Royal Welsh was killed as a result of gunshot wounds following a small arms engagement in the Nad ‘Ali area of Helmand province on Wednesday, 7 April 2010.
  • Rifleman Mark Turner from 3rd Battalion The Rifles was killed as a result of an explosion in the Kajaki area of Helmand province on Sunday, 4 April 2010.
  • Guardsman Michael Sweeney from 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards was killed as a result of an explosion that happened in the Babaji district of central Helmand province on Thursday, 1 April 2010.
  • Rifleman Daniel Holkham from 3rd Battalion The Rifles was killed as a result of an explosion which occurred in an area east of Sangin district centre in Helmand province during the afternoon of Saturday, 27 March 2010.
Rifleman Daniel ‘Danny’ Holkham was born in Chatham on 2 August 1990. He attended Minster College in Sheerness achieving an NVQ in engineering before enlisting to join the Army at the age of 16 (Photo: Ministry of Defence)
  • Lance Corporal of Horse Jonathan Woodgate from the Household Cavalry Regiment, serving as part of the Brigade Reconnaissance Force, was killed by a grenade attack on the afternoon of Friday, 26 March 2010.
  • Serjeant Steven Campbell, from 3rd Battalion The Rifles, was killed in Afghanistan on Monday, 22 March 2010 as a result of an improvised explosive device which detonated while he was patrolling around 3km south of Sangin district centre.
  • Lance Corporal Scott Hardy and Private James Grigg from 1st Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment, part of the Household Cavalry Regiment Battle Group, were killed in Afghanistan on Tuesday, 16 March 2010.
  • Captain Martin Driver from 1st Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment, serving as part of the Household Cavalry Regiment Battle Group, died in Selly Oak Hospital on Monday, 15 March 2010 from wounds sustained as a result of an explosion which occurred in the Musa Qal’ah district of Helmand province on the morning of 21 February 2010.
  • Corporal Stephen Thompson from 1st Battalion The Rifles (1 RIFLES), serving as part of the 3 RIFLES Battle Group, died as a result of an explosion south of Sangin district centre, in Helmand province, during the afternoon of Sunday, 7 March 2010.
  • Lance Corporal Tom Keogh from A Company, 4th Battalion The Rifles (4 RIFLES), part of the 3 RIFLES Battle Group, died as a result of small arms fire near Sangin, in Helmand province, during the morning of Sunday, 7 March 2010.
  • Rifleman Liam Maughan of 3rd Battalion The Rifles died from wounds received as a result of small arms fire near Sangin, in Helmand province, during the morning of Saturday, 6 March 2010.
  • Rifleman Jonathon Allott of 3rd Battalion The Rifles died from wounds received as a result of an explosion which occurred near Sangin, in Helmand province, during the morning of Friday, 5 March 2010.
  • Corporal Richard Green from 3rd Battalion The Rifles died as a result of small arms fire near Sangin in Helmand province during the morning of Tuesday, 2 March 2010.
  • Rifleman Carlo Apolis of 4th Battalion The Rifles, serving as part of the 3 RIFLES Battle Group, was killed by a gunshot wound resulting from small arms fire in Sangin, Helmand province, on Monday, 1 March 2010.
  • Sergeant Paul Fox from 28 Engineer Regiment, attached to the Brigade Reconnaissance Force, was killed by an improvised explosive device while on a foot patrol in southern Nad ‘Ali, Helmand province, on Friday, 26 February 2010.
  • Rifleman Martin Kinggett of 4th Battalion The Rifles, part of the 3 RIFLES Battle Group, was killed as a result of a gunshot wound in Sangin, Helmand province, on Thursday, 25 February 2010.
  • Senior Aircraftman Luke Southgate, II Squadron Royal Air Force Regiment, part of the Kandahar Airfield Force Protection Wing, was killed as a result of an explosion in Kandahar province on Wednesday, 24 February 2010.
  • Lance Sergeant David ‘Davey’ Walker, of 1st Battalion Scots Guards, was killed as a result of enemy fire in northern Nad’ Ali on 18 February 2010.
  • Lieutenant Douglas Dalzell, of 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards, was killed as a result of an explosion during Operation MOSHTARAK in the Babaji area of Nahr-e-Saraj in central Helmand on Thursday, 18 February 2010.
Lieutenant Douglas ‘Dougie’ Dalzell joined the Army in 2007 and was serving as part of Combined Force Nahr-e Saraj (South) (Photo: Ministry of Defence)
  • Rifleman Mark Marshall from 6th Battalion The Rifles, serving with 3 RIFLES Battle Group, was killed when an IED detonated while he was on a routine foot to the north east of Sangin in Helmand province on Sunday, 14 February 2010.
  • Sapper Guy Mellors from 36 Engineer Regiment, serving as part of the Counter-Improvised Explosive Device Task Force, was killed as a result of an explosion to the north east of Sangin district centre on Monday, 15 February 2010.
  • Lance Sergeant Dave Greenhalgh, from 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards, was killed when his vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device, near Lashkar Gah, Helmand province, on Saturday, 13 February 2010.
  • Kingsman Sean Dawson from 2nd Battalion The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment was killed as a result of small arms fire sustained during a contact with enemy insurgents in the Musa Qal’ah district of Helmand province on Sunday, 14 February 2010.
  • Lance Corporal Darren Hicks from 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards was killed as a result of an explosion in the Babaji district of central Helmand province, Afghanistan on Thursday, 11 February 2010.
  • Warrant Officer Class 2 David Markland from 36 Engineer Regiment, part of the Counter-IED Task Force, was killed in an IED blast in Afghanistan on Monday, 8 February 2010.
  • Corporal John Moore and Private Sean McDonald from The Royal Scots Borderers, 1st Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland (1 SCOTS), part of the 3 RIFLES Battle Group, were killed in Afghanistan on Sunday, 7 February 2010.
  • Corporal Liam Riley and Lance Corporal Graham Shaw from 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment died as a result of two improvised explosive device blasts near Malgir in Helmand province on Monday, 1 February 2010.
  • Lance Corporal Daniel Cooper from 3 RIFLES died from wounds received as a result of an explosion near Sangin, Helmand province, during the morning of Sunday, 24 January 2010.
  • Rifleman Aldridge, of A Company, 4 RIFLES, serving as part of the 3 RIFLES Battle Group, was killed by an explosion near Sangin in Helmand province in Afghanistan on Friday, 22 January 2010.
  • Corporal Lee Brownson and Rifleman Luke Farmer, from 3rd Battalion The Rifles, were killed in Afghanistan on 15 January 2010 as a result of an explosion while on patrol near Sangin in Helmand province.
  • Captain Daniel Read from 11 Explosive Ordnance Disposal Regiment, Royal Logistic Corps, part of the Counter-IED Task Force, was killed as a result of an explosion which happened in the Musa Qaleh area of northern Helmand province on 11 January 2010.
  • Private Robert Hayes of 1st Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment was killed as a result of an IED explosion while conducting a security patrol south of Check Point Paraang in southern Nad ‘Ali, Helmand province, on Sunday, 3 January 2010.
  • Sapper David Watson from 33 Engineer Regiment (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) died of wounds sustained in an explosion caused by an improvised explosive device on Thursday, 31 December 2009 in the vicinity of Patrol Base Blenheim in the Sangin region of Helmand province.
  • Rifleman Aidan Howell of 3rd Battalion The Rifles was killed as a result of an explosion that happened near Forward Operating Base Zeebrugge in the Kajaki area of Helmand province during the afternoon of 28 December 2009.
  • Lance Corporal Tommy Brown from The Parachute Regiment was killed in Afghanistan on Tuesday, 22 December 2009 as a result of a suspected improvised explosive device blast while on a foot patrol about 1km south of Sangin in central Helmand province.
  • Lance Corporal Christopher Roney of A Company, 3rd Battalion The Rifles, was killed in Afghanistan on Monday, 21 December 2009 following an engagement in Sangin, northern Helmand, Afghanistan.
  • Lance Corporal Michael David Pritchard of the 4th Regiment, Royal Military Police, was killed in Afghanistan on Sunday, 20 December 2009 as a result of small arms fire in the Sangin area.
  • Corporal Simon Hornby from 2nd Battalion The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment was killed on 19 December 2009 following an IED strike in the Nad e-Ali district of Helmand province.
  • Lance Corporal David Leslie Kirkness and Rifleman James Stephen Brown, both from the 3 RIFLES Reconnaissance Platoon, were killed following a suicide improvised explosive device blast on a route into central Sangin, northern Helmand, Afghanistan, on Tuesday, 15 December 2009.
  • Lance Corporal Adam Drane, from 1st Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment, was killed whilst carrying out security duties at Check Point Paraang in southern Nad e-Ali, Helmand province, Afghanistan, on Monday, 7 December 2009.
  • Acting Sergeant John Paxton Amer of 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards died from wounds sustained as a result of an explosion that happened in the Babaji area of central Helmand province on 30 November 2009.
Sergeant John Amer enlisted on 17 October 1996 and joined Number 2 Company of the 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards (Photo: Ministry of Defence)
  • Sergeant Robert David Loughran-Dickson of the Royal Military Police died as a result of gunshot wounds sustained during a routine patrol in the vicinity of Patrol Base Wahid, in Nad e-Ali district, Helmand province, on 18 November 2009.
  • Rifleman Andrew Ian Fentiman from 7th Battalion The Rifles was killed as a result of small arms fire whilst on a foot patrol near Sangin in central Helmand province during the morning of 15 November 2009.
  • Corporal Loren Owen Christopher Marlton-Thomas from 33 Engineer Regiment (EOD) was killed by an improvised explosive device in the Gereshk area of Helmand province on Sunday, 15 November 2009.
  • Rifleman Samuel John Bassett was killed in Afghanistan, following an improvised explosive device explosion in the area of Sangin on Sunday, 8 November 2009.
  • Rifleman Philip Allen, 2nd Battalion The Rifles (2 RIFLES), was killed following the detonation of an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) near Sangin in central Helmand province on Saturday, 7 November 2009.
  • Serjeant Phillip Scott of 3rd Battalion The Rifles was killed in Afghanistan following an improvised explosive device explosion in northern Helmand province on Thursday, 5 November 2009.
  • Corporal Steven Boote and Corporal Nicholas Webster-Smith, both of the Royal Military Police, were killed in Afghanistan on Tuesday 3 November 2009 in an incident at a police checkpoint in Nad e-Ali.
  • Warrant Officer Class 1 Darren Chant, Sergeant Matthew Telford and Guardsman James Major, all of the 1st Battalion The Grenadier Guards as well as Acting Corporal Steven Boote and Corporal Nicholas Webster-Smith, both of the Royal Military Police were killed as a result of gunshot wounds sustained in an attack at a police checkpoint in the Nad e-Ali district of Helmand province on Tuesday 3 November 2009.
  • Staff Sergeant Olaf Sean George Schmid, of the Royal Logistic Corps, was killed following an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) explosion in the Sangin region of Helmand Province on Saturday, 31 October 2009.
  • Corporal Thomas ‘Tam’ Mason from The Black Watch, 3rd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland (3 SCOTS), died at the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine, Selly Oak Hospital, on Sunday, 25 October 2009, after having been injured when an improvised explosive device detonated during an operation in Kandahar province on 15 September 2009.
  • Corporal James Oakland from the Royal Military Police was killed as a result of an explosion that happened during a foot patrol near to Gereshk district centre in central Helmand province on Thursday, 22 October 2009.
  • Lance Corporal James Hill of 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards was killed as a result of an explosion near Camp Bastion in Helmand Province on Thursday, 8 October 2009.
  • Guardsman Jamie Janes, of the 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards, was killed as a result of an explosion that happened whilst on a foot patrol near to Nad e-Ali district centre in central Helmand province on Monday, 5 October 2009.
  • Acting Corporal Marcin Wojtak from 34 Squadron Royal Air Force Regiment was killed as a result of an explosion whilst commanding his vehicle in the desert to the south of Bastion Joint Operating Base on Thursday, 1 October 2009.
  • Private James Prosser from 2nd Battalion The Royal Welsh was killed as a result of an explosion that happened during a vehicle patrol in Musa Qaleh district, northern Helmand province on 27 September 2009.
  • Acting Sergeant Michael Lockett MC from 2nd Battalion The Mercian Regiment was killed in Afghanistan as a result of an explosion while on a foot patrol in the Gereshk district of Helmand province on 21 September 2009.
  • Acting Serjeant Stuart McGrath from 2nd Battalion The Rifles was killed as a result of an explosion that happened whilst on a foot patrol in the Gereshk district, central Helmand province, on the afternoon of 16 September 2009. Trooper Brett Hall from the 2nd Royal Tank Regiment died at the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine, Selly Oak, on Wednesday, 16 September 2009 of wounds sustained in Afghanistan.
  • Kingsman Jason Dunn-Bridgeman from 2nd Battalion The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment was killed in a firefight with the enemy during a foot patrol in the Babaji district of Helmand province on 13 September 2009.
  • Corporal John Harrison from The Parachute Regiment was killed in Afghanistan on Wednesday, 9 September 2009.
  • Private Gavin Elliott of 2nd Battalion The Mercian Regiment died as a result of a gunshot wound sustained whilst on a foot patrol in Babaji district, central Helmand province, on Thursday, 3 September 2009.
  • Lance Corporal Richard James Brandon of the Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers was killed in Afghanistan on 2 September 2009.
LCpl Brandon was the driver of a Samson repair and recovery vehicle within the A Squadron Fitter Section of The Light Dragoons (Photo: Ministry of Defence)
  • Sergeant Stuart Millar and Private Kevin Elliott of The Black Watch, 3rd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland, were killed as a result of an explosion believed to have been caused by a rocket-propelled grenade whilst patrolling on foot in Babaji district, Helmand province, on the morning of Monday, 31 August 2009.
  • Sergeant Lee Andrew Houltram, Royal Marines, died following an explosion whilst on a foot patrol near Gereshk in Helmand province, Afghanistan, in the early hours of Saturday, 29 August 2009.
  • Fusilier Shaun Bush from 2nd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers died at the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine, Selly Oak, on Tuesday, 25 August 2009, having been wounded in an explosion while on a foot patrol in Sangin district, Helmand province, on Saturday, 15 August 2009.
  • Serjeant Paul McAleese, of 2nd Battalion the Rifles, and Private Johnathon Young, of 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment (Duke of Wellington’s), were killed in Afghanistan on Thursday, 20 August 2009 following explosions that happened while they were on a foot patrol taking place in Sangin district.
  • Lance Corporal James Fullarton, Fusilier Simon Annis and Fusilier Louis Carter, all of 2nd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, were killed in Afghanistan on Sunday, 16 August 2009.
  • Private Richard Hunt of 2nd Battalion The Royal Welsh died at the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine in Selly Oak on Saturday, 15 August 2009 from wounds sustained in Helmand province two days previously.
  • Sergeant Simon Valentine of 2nd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers was killed in Afghanistan on Saturday, 15 August 2009.
  • Captain Mark Hale and Rifleman Daniel Wild of 2nd Battalion The Rifles and Lance Bombardier Matthew Hatton of 40th Regiment Royal Artillery (The Lowland Gunners) were killed in Afghanistan on Thursday, 13 August 2009.
  • Private Jason George Williams of 2nd Battalion The Mercian Regiment was killed in Afghanistan on Saturday, 8 August 2009.
  • Corporal Kevin Mulligan, Lance Corporal Dale Thomas Hopkins and Private Kyle Adams from The Parachute Regiment were killed when the vehicle they were travelling in was hit by an explosion to the north of Lashkar Gah on 6 August 2009.
  • Craftsman Anthony Lombardi from the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME), attached to The Light Dragoons, was killed when his vehicle was hit by an explosion in the Lashkar Gah district of Helmand province on 4 August 2009.
  • Warrant Officer Class 2 Sean Upton from 5th Regiment Royal Artillery was killed as a result of an explosion in Sangin district, Helmand province on 27 July 2009. Trooper Phillip Lawrence from The Light Dragoons died in an explosion in Lashkar Gah district, on 27 July 2009.
  • Bombardier Craig Hopson from 40th Regiment Royal Artillery (The Lowland Gunners) was killed following an improvised explosive device explosion on 25 July 2009.
  • Guardsman Christopher King, of 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards, was killed following an improvised explosive device explosion in the Nad e-Ali district, Helmand province, on 22 July 2009.
  • Captain Daniel Shepherd from 11 Explosive Ordnance Disposal Regiment, The Royal Logistic Corps, was killed following an explosion in Nad e-Ali district, Helmand province, on Monday, 20 July 2009.
  • Corporal Joseph Etchells of 2nd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers was killed as a result of an explosion during a foot patrol near Sangin, northern Helmand province, on Sunday, 19 July 2009.
  • Rifleman Aminiasi Toge, of 2nd Battalion The Rifles was killed as a result of an explosion that happened whilst he was conducting a foot patrol close to Forward Operating Base Keenan, near Gereshk in central Helmand province on Thursday, 16 July 2009.
  • Corporal Jonathan Horne, Rifleman William Aldridge, Rifleman James Backhouse, Rifleman Joseph Murphy and Rifleman Daniel Simpson, all of 2nd Battalion The Rifles, were killed in action near Forward Operating Base Wishtan, Sangin on Friday, 10 July 2009.
Corporal Jonathan Horne, aged 28, from Walsall, joined the 1st Battalion The Royal Green Jackets in July 2004 having completed his infantry training in Catterick (Photo: Ministry of Defence)
  • Corporal Lee Scott of The 2nd Royal Tank Regiment was killed during an explosion just north of Nad Ali, Helmand Province, on the morning of Friday, 10 July 2009.
  • Private John Brackpool, serving as a rifleman with the Prince of Wales’ Company, 1st Battalion Welsh Guards, was killed whilst on operations near Char-e-Anjir, just outside Lashkar Gah, in Helmand Province on 9 July 2009.
  • Rifleman Daniel Hume of 4th Battalion The Rifles was killed in a contact explosion whilst on a foot patrol near Nad e-Ali, Helmand province on 9 July 2009.
  • Trooper Christopher Whiteside of The Light Dragoons was killed in Afghanistan on 7 July 2009.
  • Captain Ben Babington-Browne from 22 Engineer Regiment, Royal Engineers, died in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan on Monday, 6 July 2009.
  • Lance Corporal Dane Elson from the 1st Battalion Welsh Guards was killed in Afghanistan on 5 July 2009.
  • Lance Corporal David Dennis from The Light Dragoons and Private Robert Laws from 2nd Battalion The Mercian Regiment were killed in Afghanistan on 4 July 2009.
  • Lieutenant Colonel Rupert Thorneloe MBE, Commanding Officer of the 1st Battalion Welsh Guards, and Trooper Joshua Hammond of the 2nd Royal Tank Regiment were killed by an explosion whilst on convoy along the Shamalan Canal, near Lashkar Gah, in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on Wednesday, 1 July 2009.
  • Major Sean Birchall, from the 1st Battalion Welsh Guards, was killed in by an explosion whilst on patrol in Basharan, near Lashkar Gah, in Helmand province, Afghanistan on 19 June 2009.
  • Lieutenant Paul Mervis from 2nd Battalion The Rifles was killed as a result of an explosion during a deliberate operation near Sangin, northern Helmand province, Afghanistan, on the morning of 12 June 2009.
  • Private Robert McLaren from The Black Watch, 3rd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland, was killed in Afghanistan on Wednesday, 11 June 2009.
  • Rifleman Cyrus Thatcher from 2nd Battalion The Rifles was killed as a result of an explosion whilst he was on a patrol near Gereshk on Tuesday, 2 June 2009.
  • Lance Corporal Nigel Moffett from The Light Dragoons and Corporal Stephen Bolger from The Parachute Regiment were killed as a result of an explosion near Musa Qaleh on Saturday, 30 May 2009.
  • Lance Corporal Kieron Hill from 2nd Battalion The Mercian Regiment (Worcesters and Foresters) was killed following an explosion in Afghanistan on Thursday, 28 May 2009.
  • Lance Corporal Robert Martin Richards from Armoured Support Group Royal Marines died in Selly Oak Hospital on Wednesday, 27 May 2009, from wounds sustained in Helmand five days previously.
  • Sapper Jordan Rossi of 25 Field Squadron, 38 Engineer Regiment, was killed following an explosion in Afghanistan on Saturday, 23 May 2009.
  • Fusilier Petero "Pat" Suesue, of the 2nd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, was killed by an enemy gunshot in Afghanistan on Friday, 22 May 2009.
  • Marine Jason Mackie of Armoured Support Group Royal Marines was killed when his vehicle struck an explosive device in the Basharan area of central Helmand on Thursday, 14 May 2009.
Marine Mackie was born in Harare in Zimbabwe and moved to Oxford in 2002. He was 21 years old and joined the Royal Marines in June 2007 (Photo: Ministry of Defence)
  • Lieutenant Mark Lawrence Evison of 1st Battalion Welsh Guards died of wounds sustained in Afghanistan at Selly Oak Hospital in Birmingham on 12 May 2009.
  • Sergeant Ben Ross of 173 Provost Company, 3rd Regiment, Royal Military Police and Corporal Kumar Pun of The 1st Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles were killed as a result of a suicide improvised explosive device during a patrol in Gereshk, Helmand province on 7 May 2009.
  • Rifleman Adrian Sheldon of 2nd Battalion The Rifles was killed as a result of an explosion near Sangin in Helmand province on Thursday, 7 May 2009.
  • Sergeant Sean Binnie from The Black Watch, 3rd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland (3 SCOTS), was killed near Musa Qaleh in Helmand province on Thursday, 7 May 2009.
  • Lance Sergeant Tobie Fasfous from 1st Battalion Welsh Guards was killed in Afghanistan on 28 April 2009.
  • Corporal Dean Thomas John and Corporal Graeme Stiff, both of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME), were killed in southern Afghanistan on Sunday, 15 March 2009.
  • Lance Corporal Christopher Harkett of 2nd Battalion The Royal Welsh was killed in Afghanistan on 14 March 2009.
  • Corporal Tom Gaden, Lance Corporal Paul Upton and Rifleman Jamie Gunn, all of 1st Battalion The Rifles, were killed in southern Afghanistan on 25 February 2009.
  • Marine Michael ‘Mick’ Laski of 45 Commando Royal Marines died of wounds sustained in Afghanistan at Selly Oak Hospital in Birmingham on 25 February 2009.
  • Lance Corporal Stephen Kingscott of 1st Battalion The Rifles was killed in Helmand province on 16 February 2009.
  • Marine Darren Smith of 45 Commando Royal Marines was killed on operations in Helmand province on 14 February 2009.
  • Corporal Daniel ‘Danny’ Nield, 1st Battalion The Rifles, was killed in Helmand province on 30 January 2009.
  • Acting Corporal Richard ‘Robbo’ Robinson, 1st Battalion The Rifles, was killed in Helmand province on 17 January 2009.
  • Captain Tom Sawyer, 29 Commando Regiment Royal Artillery, and Corporal Danny Winter, 45 Commando Royal Marines, were killed in Afghanistan on 14 January 2009.
  • Marine Travis Mackin of Communications Squadron, United Kingdom Landing Force Command Support Group (UKLFCSG), operating as part of 45 Commando Royal Marines, was killed in the Kajaki area of Helmand province on 11 January 2009.
  • Serjeant Chris Reed of 6th Battalion The Rifles was killed in action in the Garmsir District of Helmand province on 1 January 2009.
  • Corporal Liam Elms, 45 Commando Royal Marines, was killed in the Sangin district, Helmand province on 31 December 2008.
  • Lance Corporal Benjamin Whatley, 42 Commando Royal Marines, was killed in Afghanistan on 24 December 2008.
  • Corporal Robert Deering from the Commando Logistic Regiment Royal Marines was killed in Afghanistan on Sunday, 21 December 2008.
  • Rifleman Stuart Nash from 1st Battalion The Rifles was killed in Afghanistan on Wednesday, 17 December 2008.
  • Lieutenant Aaron Lewis from 29 Commando Regiment Royal Artillery was killed in Afghanistan on 15 December 2008.
  • Marine Damian Davies, Sergeant John Manuel and Corporal Marc Birch killed in the Sangin area of Helmand province on 12 December 2008.
  • Lance Corporal Steven ‘Jamie’ Fellows from 45 Commando Royal Marines was killed in the Sangin area of Helmand province on 12 December 2008.
  • Marine Tony Evans and Marine Georgie Sparks, both of 42 Commando Royal Marines, were killed north-west of Lashkar Gar in southern Helmand province on 27 November 2008.
  • Marine Alexander Lucas from 45 Commando Royal Marines was killed in the Kajaki area of Helmand province on Monday, 24 November 2008.
  • Colour Sergeant Krishnabahadur Dura, of the 2nd Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles, was killed in Afghanistan on Saturday, 15 November, 2008.
  • Marine Neil David Dunstan and Marine Robert Joseph McKibben were killed in Garmsir district, southern Helmand province, on Wednesday, 12 November 2008.
  • Rifleman Yubraj Rai of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Gurkha Rifles was killed in Afghanistan on Tuesday, 4 November 2008.
  • Trooper James Munday, from D Squadron, the Household Cavalry Regiment (HCR), was killed in southern Afghanistan on 15 October 2008.
  • Lance Corporal Nicky Mason, a soldier from 2nd Battalion The Parachute Regiment, was killed in southern Afghanistan on Saturday, 13 September 2008.
Lance Corporal Nicky Mason, from Aveley in Essex, was born on 20 December 1981 and joined the Army in December 2001 (Photo: Ministry of Defence)
  • Private Jason Lee Rawstron of 2nd Battalion The Parachute Regiment was killed when his patrol were engaged in an exchange of fire near Forward Operating Base GIBRALTAR on 12 September 2008.
  • Warrant Officer Class 2 Gary ‘Gaz’ O’Donnell GM, 11 Explosive Ordnance Disposal Regiment Royal Logistic Corps was killed in an explosion in Musa Qaleh, Helmand province on Wednesday, 10 September 2008.
  • Ranger Justin James Cupples of 1st Battalion The Royal Irish Regiment was killed in Sangin town, northern Helmand on Thursday, 4 September 2008.
  • Corporal Barry Dempsey from The Royal Highland Fusiliers, 2nd Battalion Royal Regiment of Scotland was killed in the Gereshk area of Helmand province on Monday, 18 August 2008.
  • Signaller Wayne Bland from 16 Signal Regiment was killed in Kabul, Afghanistan on 11 August 2008.
  • Private Peter Joe Cowton of 2nd Battalion The Parachute Regiment was killed in Afghanistan on 29 July 2008.
  • Sergeant Jonathan William Mathews of The Highlanders, 4th Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Scotland was killed in Afghanistan on 28 July 2008.
  • Lance Corporal Kenneth Michael Rowe of the Royal Army Veterinary Corps, attached to 2nd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment, was killed in Afghanistan on Thursday, 24 July 2008.
  • Corporal Jason Stuart Barnes from the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers was killed in southern Afghanistan on Tuesday, 22 July 2008.
  • Lance Corporal James Johnson, B Company, 5th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland was killed while part of a vehicle checkpoint patrol operating in the Lashkar Gar area on Saturday, 28 June 2008.
  • Warrant Officer 2nd Class Dan Shirley of 13 Air Assault Support Regiment, Royal Logistics Corps was killed while on a Logistic Patrol from Sangin to Camp Bastion when the vehicle he was travelling in rolled over on Friday, 27 June 2008.
  • Warrant Officer 2nd Class Michael Williams of 2nd Battalion The Parachute Regiment (2 PARA) and Private Joe Whittaker from 4th Battalion The Parachute Regiment were killed in Helmand Province, Afghanistan on Tuesday, 24 June 2008.
  • Corporal Sarah Bryant, Corporal Sean Reeve, Lance Corporal Richard Larkin and Paul Stout were killed near Lashkar Gah in Helmand province on Tuesday, 17 June 2008.
Corporal Sarah Bryant of the Intelligence Corps was a member of 15 (United Kingdom) Psychological Operations Group based in Chicksands, Bedfordshire. She deployed to Afghanistan on 15 March 2008 (Photo: Ministry of Defence)
  • Lance Corporal James Bateman and Private Jeff Doherty, both of 2nd Battalion The Parachute Regiment, were killed in Helmand Province, Afghanistan on Thursday, 12 June 2008.
  • Private Nathan Cuthbertson, Private Daniel Gamble and Private Charles Murray of 2nd Battalion The Parachute Regiment (2 PARA) were killed when their patrol suffered a suicide explosive device on Sunday, 8 June 2008 in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.
  • Marine Dale Gostick was killed near Sangin, Helmand province on 25 May 2008.
  • James Thompson was killed in the Musa Qal’eh area of Afghanistan on 19 May 2008.
  • Trooper Ratu Sakeasi Babakobau of the Household Cavalry Regiment was killed in Helmand, Afghanistan, on 2 May 2008.
  • Trooper Robert Pearson of the Queen’s Royal Lancers Regiment was killed in Afghanistan on 21 April 2008.
  • Senior Aircraftman Graham Livingstone of the Royal Air Force Regiment and Senior Aircraftman Gary Thompson of the Royal Auxiliary Air Force Regiment died when the vehicle they were travelling in was caught in an explosion in Kandahar Province on Sunday, 13 April 2008.
  • Lieutenant John Thornton and Marine David Marsh, both of 40 Commando Royal Marines, died when the vehicle they were travelling in was caught in an explosion in the vicinity of Kajaki, Helmand province on Sunday, 30 March 2008.
  • Corporal Damian Mulvihill from 40 Commando Royal Marines was killed in an explosion while taking part in an outreach patrol to disrupt enemy forces north of Sangin in Helmand province on Wednesday, 20 February 2008.
  • Corporal Damian Stephen Lawrence was killed during a joint UK - Afghan National Army night patrol in Kajaki in Helmand province, southern Afghanistan on Sunday, 17 February 2008.
  • Corporal Darryl Gardiner (REME) was killed near the town of Musa Qaleh in Helmand province, southern Afghanistan on Sunday, 20 January 2008.
  • Sergeant Lee Johnson of 2nd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment (Green Howards) was killed in southern Afghanistan on Saturday, 8 December 2007.
  • Trooper Jack Sadler of The Honourable Artillery Company was killed in an explosion in southern Afghanistan on 4 December 2007.
  • Captain John McDermid of The Royal Highland Fusiliers, 2nd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland, was killed in southern Afghanistan on Wednesday, 14 November 2007.
  • Lance Corporal Jake Alderton of 36 Engineer Regiment died in southern Afghanistan on Friday, 9 November 2007 the vehicle he was travelling in left the road and rolled off a bridge.
  • Major Alexis Roberts, serving with 1st Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles (but usually an Officer of 2nd Battalion RGR) died as a result of an improvised explosive device in southern Afghanistan on Thursday, 4 October 2007.
  • Colour Sergeant Phillip Newman, 4th Battalion The Mercian Regiment, and Private Brian Tunnicliffe, 2nd Battalion The Mercian Regiment (Worcesters and Foresters), died in a tragic accident in southern Afghanistan on Thursday, 20 September 2007.
  • Corporal Ivano Violino from 36 Engineer Regiment died in Helmand province, southern Afghanistan on Monday, 17 September 2007.
  • Sergeant Craig Brelsford and Private Johan Botha, both from 2nd Battalion The Mercian Regiment (Worcesters and Foresters), were killed in Helmand Province on Saturday, 8 September 2007.
  • Private Damian Wright and Private Ben Ford, both from the 2nd Battalion The Mercian Regiment (Worcesters and Foresters), were killed in Helmand Province, southern Afghanistan, on the morning of Wednesday, 5 September 2007.
  • Senior Aircraftman Christopher Bridge from C flight, 51 Squadron Royal Air Force Regiment was killed in Kandahar Province, southern Afghanistan on the morning of 30 August 2007.
  • Privates Aaron James McClure, Robert Graham Foster and John Thrumble of 1st Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment were killed after air support was called in during a fire fight with the Taliban and a bomb tragically struck the soldier’s position, north west of Kajaki, in northern Helmand Province on Thursday, 23 August 2007.
Private McClure, aged 19, from Ipswich, nicknamed ‘Troy’, enlisted into the British Army in March 2006 and joined the 1st Battalion, The Royal Anglian Regiment in October the same year (Photo: Ministry of Defence)
  • Captain David Hicks of 1st Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment was killed during an attack on his patrol base north east of Sangin in Helmand Province on Saturday, 11 August 2007.
  • Private Tony Rawson of 1st Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment was killed in southern Afghanistan on Friday, 10 August 2007.
  • Lance Corporal Michael Jones Royal Marines was killed in action during operations in southern Afghanistan on Sunday, 29 July 2007.
  • Sergeant Barry Keen of 14 Signal Regiment was killed by a mortar attack in southern Afghanistan on Friday, 27 July 2007.
  • Guardsman David Atherton from the 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards was killed in southern Afghanistan on Thursday, 26 July 2007.
  • Lance Corporal Alex Hawkins, aged 22, of 1st Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment, was killed in southern Afghanistan on Wednesday, 25 July 2007.
  • Guardsman Daryl Hickey from the 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards was killed in southern Afghanistan on Thursday, 12 July 2007. Gdsm Hickey was part of a fire team providing covering fire as others in his platoon assaulted a Taliban position.
  • Sergeant Dave Wilkinson, from 19 Regiment Royal Artillery died following an explosion during a routine joint patrol with the Afghan National Army in Gereshk, Helmand province on Sunday, 1 July 2007.
  • Captain Sean Dolan of the 1st Battalion, The Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment, died as a result of a mortar round in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, on Saturday, 30 June 2007.
  • Drummer Thomas Wright, 21, from 1st Battalion The Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment, was killed on Sunday, 24 June 2007 when the vehicle he was travelling in was caught in an explosion near Lashkar Gah, Helmand province.
  • Guardsman Neil ‘Tony’ Downes was killed on Saturday, 9 June 2007 when his vehicle was hit by an explosion on a patrol with the Afghan National Army close to the town of Sangin in Helmand province, Afghanistan.
  • Lance Corporal Paul "Sandy" Sandford, from 1st Battalion The Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters, was killed while taking part in an offensive patrol with his company aimed at disrupting Taliban forces in the Upper Gereshk Valley area of Helmand Province on Wednesday, 6 June 2007.
  • Corporal Mike Gilyeat, from the Royal Military Police, died on Wednesday, 30 May 2007 when the American Chinook helicopter he was travelling in crashed in the Kajaki area of northern Helmand.
  • Corporal Darren Bonner of the 1st Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment died on Monday, 28 May 2007, in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, as a result of an incident involving an explosive device.
  • Guardsman Daniel Probyn from 1st Battalion the Grenadier Guards died on Saturday, 26 May 2007 following an overnight operation in Garmsir, southern Afghanistan.
  • Lance Corporal George Russell Davey was killed on Sunday, 20 May 2007 as a result of injuries sustained in a tragic accident at the British base in Sangin, Afghanistan.
  • Guardsman Simon Davison, 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards was killed by small arms fire in the town of Garmsir on Thursday, 3 May 2007.
  • Private Chris Gray was killed in action whilst fighting the Taliban in Helmand Province, Afghanistan on Friday, 13 April 2007.
  • Warrant Officer Class 2 Michael Smith from 29 Commando Regiment Royal Artillery died from injuries sustained when a grenade was fired at the UK base in Sangin, Helmand Province, on Thursday, 8 March 2007.
  • Marine Benjamin Reddy of 42 Commando Royal Marines was killed when his unit came under fire in the Kajaki area of Helmand Province on Tuesday, 6 March 2007.
Ben Reddy from Ascot, Berkshire, joined the Royal Marines on 18 April 2005. He deployed with K Company, 42 Commando Royal Marines to Helmand Province, Afghanistan, in September 2006 (Photo: Ministry of Defence)
  • Lance Bombardier Ross Clark and Lance Bombardier Liam McLaughlin, both of 29 Commando Regiment Royal Artillery, were killed during a rocket attack in the Sangin area of Helmand province on Saturday, 3 March 2007.
  • Marine Scott Summers of 42 Commando Royal Marines died as a result of injuries sustained in a road traffic accident earlier that month in Afghanistan on Wednesday, 21 February 2007.
  • Royal Marine Jonathan Holland, from 45 Commando was killed by an anti-personnel mine during a routine patrol in the Sangin District of Helmand province on 21 February 2007.
  • Lance Corporal Ford, from 45 Commando Royal Marines, died in Afghanistan on Monday, 15 January 2007 when elements of 45 Commando Royal Marines were engaged in a deliberate offensive operation to the south of Garmsir in southern Helmand, Afghanistan.
  • Royal Marine Thomas Curry died on Saturday, 13 January 2007 when elements of 42 Commando Royal Marines were engaged in a deliberate offensive operation near Kajaki, in Northern Helmand, Afghanistan.
  • Lance Bombardier James Dwyer, of 29 Commando Regiment Royal Artillery, who was killed in Afghanistan on Wednesday 27 December 2006.
  • Marine Richard J Watson was killed on Tuesday, 12 December 2006, in Now Zad, in the North of Helmand, Afghanistan.
  • Marine Jonathan Wigley died as a result of wounds sustained during an operation on the outskirts of the village of Garmsir, southern Helmand, on Tuesday, 5 December 2006.
  • Marine Gary Wright died as a result of injuries sustained when a suicide-borne improvised explosive device detonated next to the vehicle in which he was patrolling in Lashkar Gah, Helmand Province, Afghanistan on 19 October 2006.
  • Lance Corporal Luke McCulloch of 1 Royal Irish Regiment died as a result of a contact with insurgent forces in northern Helmand Province on Wednesday, 6 September 2006.
  • Lance Corporal Paul Muirhead, who was very seriously injured during an attack by insurgents in northern Helmand Province on Friday, 1 September 2006, died from his injuries on Wednesday, 6 September 2006.
  • Corporal Mark William Wright was killed when a routine patrol encountered an unmarked minefield in the region of Kajaki, Helmand Province on Wednesday, 6 September 2006.
  • Private Craig O’Donnell was killed after the military convoy he was travelling in was attacked by a suspected suicide bomber in Kabul on Monday, 4 September 2006.
  • Fourteen personnel were killed following the crash of a Nimrod MR2 aircraft on Saturday, 2 September 2006. They were:
    • Flight Lieutenant Steven Johnson, aged 38, from Collingham, Notts
    • Flight Lieutenant Leigh Anthony Mitchelmore, aged 28 from Bournemouth
    • Flight Lieutenant Gareth Rodney Nicholas, aged 40 from Newquay, Cornwall
    • Flight Lieutenant Allan James Squires , aged 39, from Clatterbridge
    • Flight Lieutenant Steven Swarbrick, aged 28, from Liverpool
    • Flight Sergeant Gary Wayne Andrews, aged 48 from Tankerton in Kent
    • Flight Sergeant Stephen Beattie, aged 42 from Dundee
    • Flight Sergeant Gerard Martin Bell, aged 48, was from Ely, Cambridgeshire
    • Flight Sergeant Adrian Davies, aged 49 from Amersham, Bucks
    • Sergeant Benjamin James Knight aged 25 from Bridgwater
    • Sergeant John Joseph Langton, aged 29 from Liverpool
    • Sergeant Gary Paul Quilliam, aged 42 from Manchester
    • Corporal Oliver Simon Dicketts, the Parachute Regiment, aged 27
    • Marine Joseph David Windall, Royal Marines, aged 22
  • Ranger Anare Draiva of 1 Royal Irish Regiment, died during a contact in Helmand Province at 1600 local time on Friday, 1 September 2006.
Ranger Draiva, of 1 Royal Irish Regiment, was 27 years old when he died during an incident in Helmand province (Photo: Ministry of Defence)
  • Lance Corporal Jonathan Peter Hetherington died following an attack on the Platoon House in Musa Qal’eh, northern Helmand Province in the early hours of 27 August 2006.
  • Corporal Bryan James Budd was killed as a result of injuries sustained during a fire fight with Taliban forces in Sangin, Helmand Province, southern Afghanistan on Sunday, 20 August 2006.
  • Lance Corporal Sean Tansey from The Life Guards was killed in an accident at a UK military base in Northern Helmand province on the afternoon of Saturday, 12 August 2006.
  • Private Leigh Reeves was killed in a Road Traffic Accident at Camp Souter in Kabul on Wednesday, 9 August 2006.
  • Private Andrew Barrie Cutts was killed during operations against insurgent positions in Helmand Province on Sunday, 6 August 2006.
  • Captain Alex Eida, Second Lieutenant Ralph Johnson and Lance Corporal Ross Nicholls were killed following an incident involving insurgent forces in northern Helmand Province on the morning of Tuesday, 1 August 2006.
  • Private Damien Jackson of 3rd Battalion the Parachute Regiment was killed in an incident involving insurgent forces on Wednesday, 5 July 2006.
  • Corporal Peter Thorpe and Lance Corporal Jabron Hashmi, from the 3rd Para Battlegroup, were killed following an incident in Sangin, Helmand Province, southern Afghanistan on 1 July 2006.
  • Captain David Patton and Sergeant Paul Bartlett were killed on the morning of 27 June 2006 in Helmand province.
  • Captain Jim Philippson 7 Parachute Regiment Royal Horse Artillery died in Helmand Province, southern Afghanistan on the evening of Sunday, 11 June 2006 when the mobile patrol in which he was travelling was engaged in a firefight against suspected Taliban forces.
  • Lance Corporal Peter Edward Craddock of 1st Battalion The Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment died as a result of a road traffic accident in Lashkar Gah, Southern Afghanistan on Monday, 27 March 2006.
  • Corporal Mark Cridge of 7 Signal Regiment died in Camp Bastion, Afghanistan, on 22 March 2006.
  • Lance Corporal Steven Sherwood of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Light Infantry was killed on 29 October 2005, as a result of hostile action in Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan. Five other members of Sherwood’s patrol were injured when they came under fire.
  • Private Jonathan Kitulagoda was killed and four soldiers injured by an apparent suicide bomb attack in Afghanistan on Wednesday 28 January 2004.
  • Sergeant Robert Busuttil and Corporal John Gregory, both aged 30, died from gunshot wounds at the British base at Kabul International Airport on 17 August 2002.
  • Private Darren John George from the Royal Anglian Regiment died on Tuesday 9 April 2002 following an incident during a security patrol in Kabul.

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