Another soldier's life was lost in Afghanistan on Friday taking our death toll to 299.
He has been named as Trooper Ashley Smith, 21, from the Royal Dragoon Guards and was hit by a bomb blast in the Nahr-e-Saraj district of Helmand province. Trooper Smith was from York and was killed in this area well known for high levels of insurgent activity.
David Cameron tells us we have a duty to provide moral support to the armed forces. How insulting. Does he not realise most people do support the military. It's the Afghanistan war they don't support.
Of course this 'article' is to promote Armed Forces Day next Saturday. 'Silent gratitude isn't much use to anyone,' says the Prime Minister. Dare I say gratitude, whether it be silent or vocal, is much more worthy than the hasty platitudes uttered at PMQs.