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inmemoriam

We mark the passing of those who have served this country. Contributions for comrades and families welcome

We mark the passing of those who have served this country. Contributions from comrades and colleagues welcome.

Marking the passing of those who served this country. Contributions from comrades and families welcome.

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Latest from icasualties.org

  • AP- Dozens killed in Afghanistan car bomb blast
    A huge suicide car bombing struck on Thursday outside a bank in Afghanistan’s southern Helmand province, targeting Afghan troops and government employees waiting to collect their salaries ahead of a major Muslim holiday and killing at least 29 people, officials said. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has condemned the suicide car bombing outside a bank in southern Helmand province that killed at least 29 people.
  • KP- Gunmen attack Logar mosque amid reports Hezb-e-Islami ex-commander killed
    A group of gunmen attacked a mosque in the central Logar province of Afghanistan late on Wednesday night amid reports a former commander of Hezb-e-Islami has been killed. The provincial government media office in a statement confirmed the attack on the mosque in Mohammad Agha district.

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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