Tuesday, 13 October 2015
Up-to-the-minute perspectives on defence, security and peace
issues from and for policy makers and opinion leaders.

     |      View our Twitter page at twitter.com/defenceredbox     |     


Add comment

Security code

Latest from icasualties.org

  • KP- US to compensate victims of Kundoz hospital bombing with “condolence payments”
    Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook on Saturday announced compensation of “condolence payments” to the wounded victims and the families of 22 people killed in a US airstrike that hit a hospital of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in northern Kundoz province.
  • KP- Around 100,000 people internally displaced in Kundoz because of violence
    Minister of Refugees and Repatriation said during a press conference on Sunday that around 100,000 people have been internally displaced because of the situation in Kundoz. Sayed Hussain Alimi Balkhi told reporters that around 20,000 families have left their homes in Kundoz and if each family has five members on average it is 100,000 thousand people.
  • AP- Explosion targeting NATO military convoy wounds three civilians
    Gen. Abdul Rahman Rahimi , Kabul's police chief, said an explosion targeted a NATO military convoy in Kabul, wounding three civilians. He said the blast targeted two armored vehicles attached to the NATO Resolute Support mission, damaging one of them. He did not specify whether the vehicles were British..
  • KP- Iraqi Air Force targets ISIS leader al-Baghdadi’s convoy
    The Iraqi military announced Sunday that the convoy of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was hit in airstrike. According to a statement by the Iraqi military, the airstrike was carried out in western Anbar province, near the Syrian border.
  • AFP/de- Helicopter crash kills two Britons in Afghanistan
    Two British Royal Air Force personnel and three others died in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan on Sunday (Oct 11), the defence ministry said in a statement. The five were killed when the helicopter crashed while landing at the headquarters of the Resolute Support international NATO coalition in the Afghan capital Kabu
  • BBC- Taliban attack UK military convoy in Afghan capital Kabul
    A convoy of UK military vehicles has been attacked in the Afghan capital Kabul, the UK's Ministry of Defence has said. The attack, which took place in a residential area near a market on Sunday morning, injured seven people.
  • AP- Helicopter crash at Kabul base kills 5
    A military helicopter crashed in a non-hostile incident Sunday at the NATO base in the Afghan capital, Kabul, killing five coalition members and injuring five others, authorities said. A statement from the Resolute Support Mission did not give the nationalities of those killed and injured, all of them NATO personnel. But the British Ministry of Defense said two Royal Air Force members were among those killed when the Puma Mk 2 helicopter crashed while landing at the headquarters of the NATO Resolute Support Mission, which is training Afghan security forces.

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.


We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on the Defence Viewpoints website. However, if you would like to, you can modify your browser so that it notifies you when cookies are sent to it or you can refuse cookies altogether. You can also delete cookies that have already been set. You may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of desktop browsers. Please note that you will lose some features and functionality on this website if you choose to disable cookies. For example, you may not be able to link into our Twitter feed, which gives up to the minute perspectives on defence and security matters.