This morning another soldier was been killed in Afghanistan. He too belonged to 40 Commando Royal Marines, serving as part of Combined Force Sangin.
He was undertaking a joint foot patrol with soldiers from the Afghan National Army in order to reassure the local population when he was killed in an explosion in the Sangin district of Helmand province.
His family and friends will be distraught with grief as will his colleagues who have lost others in the past few days.
I despair and have no hope of our armed services coming home in the near future.