Wednesday, 16 October 2013
It's with a heavy heart I record the death of a British soldier in Afghanistan yesterday.
He served with 14 Signal Regiment (Electronic Warfare) and had been on patrol in the area of Kakaran, north east of the provincial capital Lashkar Gah.
His death brings the number of HM Forces killed in Afghanistan since 2001 to 445.
The Royal Signals play an essential role in war and although their role has been changed by modern technology over the years, danger still lurks, as it does for every soldier on active service.
May his family and friends find his loss less devastating with the passing of time.