It was announced today by the MoD that one of our soldiers has been killed in an explosion in Afghanistan.
He was with the 1st Battalion The Mercian Regiment, serving with 40 Commando Royal Marines Battle Group and was killed this morning.
He was providing protection to his fellow soldiers who were returning from a patrol when tragically he was killed in an explosion near PB Waterloo, in Sangin, Helmand Province. The death toll is now 282.
Another tragic and unnecessary death. My thoughts are with his family and friends.