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Marking the passing of those who served this country witth distinction. Comments from colleagues, families and friends welcome.

Marking the passing of those who have served this country in the armed forces. Contributions from comrades and family on the next page welcome.

Marking the passing of those who served in this country's armed forces with distinction. Memoirs from comrades and families welcome

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  • ToloNews- Panjshir Avalanches Claim More than 100 Lives
    More than 100 people have died, 38 wounded and about 13 others are missing as a result of snow avalanches on Tuesday night in northeastern Panjshir, according to provincial authorities.
  • KP- 13 Taliban killed, 12 arrested in police operations
    13 Taliban insurgents have been killed and 12 others arrested during clearance operations in past 24 hours, a statement issued by the Ministry of Interior on Saturday morning states.
  • KP- 2 Taliban insurgents killed in failed rocket attack on Afghan forces
    At least two Taliban insurgents were killed in a failed rocket attack on Afghan national security forces in eastern Paktika province. The provincial governor spokesan Nabiullah Pir Khel said the incident took place in Bermal district late on Thursday night.
  • ToloNews- 13 Taliban Insurgents Killed in Afghan Operations
    At least 13 Taliban insurgents were killed during a nationwide operation led by the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) in the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said in a statement on Saturday. One injured and 12 others were arrested in these operations, the statement said, adding ‎that the operations were conducted in Kandahar, Zabul, Uruzgan, Helmand, Parwan, Ghazni and Herat provinces.
  • KP- Zabul Provincial Council Chief escapes life attempt
    Chief of the Provincial Council of southern Zabul province has escaped unhurt after a landmine exploded on the convoy of his vehicles. The explosion took place in Shah Joy District around 09:30 AM this morning where Ata Jan Haqbayan, the chief of the provincial council of Zabul escaped unhurt but two of his body guards wounded
  • NATO- Resolute Support casualty, Feb. 26, 2015
    One Resolute Support (RS) service member died as a result of an attack in Kabul today. The NATO Senior Civilian Representative was not involved and is unharmed.

British military casualties - Editorial policy

In the service of our country.

Eulogies for all personnel killed on UK operations in Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere are posted as soon as they have been released by the UK Ministry of Defence. Each eulogy we publish for men down in operations brings a lump to the throat. We are losing the best of the best. Politicians must ensure that, when the newspaper cuttings have faded, their sacrifice has had some meaning, has helped bring about a good result. Anything else would be a waste for which they will be eternally condemned.

There is invariably at least a 24 hour gap between the official release of news of an event and the naming of the dead. This is to allow families to be informed and proper eulogoies to be produced. Occasionally families request no euologies or comment. We abide by guidance we receive on such sensitive matters. We regret that information on those who sacrifice almost as much through grave injury is seldom released by the MoD for operational reasons, and so we are unable to pay tribute.


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