Thursday, 23 December 2010
347. How Many More?
While many of us were involved in last minute preparations for Christmas, another soldier was killed in Afghanistan on Tuesday. He belonged to the Colchester based 216 Parachute Signal Squadron, Royal Corps of Signals and was blown up when his vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb.
There have been 347 British personnel killed in the Afghanistan war since 2001and thousands more injured.
While we complain about poor public transport, untreated roads and pavements and temperatures below -10 degrees during daytime, please spare a thought for the families of those who have died and been wounded this year. There will be many tables with an empty space on Christmas Day.
Update: A touching tribute can be read here to Cpl Steven Dunn.