Saturday, 24 December 2011
The Ministry of Defence announced today 'It is with great sadness that the Ministry of Defence must confirm the death of a member of the Royal Air Force on Friday 23 December, 2011'.
The RAF serviceman was injured in the same explosion which killed the Royal Marine earlier this week and he survived long enough to be medivaced back to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, but sadly he didn't make it.
The number of UK military personnel killed in the Afghanistan war not stands at 393.
I'm sure, especially at this time of year, that all those who have died in the protection of the UK will be remembered.