Monday, 7 December 2009

Another Sad Day As 100th British Soldier Killed

A sad milestone has been passed today as the 100th British soldier was killed today in Afghanistan. The Soldier who has not been named yet

Spokesman for Task Force Helmand, Lt Col David Wakefield, said: "It is with great sadness I must confirm that a soldier from the 1st Battalion, The Royal Anglian Regiment was shot and killed in Helmand province this afternoon.

"He was one of us, one of our fellow soldiers, and we will remember him."

The soldier who was from the 1st Battalion, The Royal Anglian Regiment died after a gunshot wound in an incident in central Helmand Province in the afternoon. Next of kin have been told.

Head of the British army, Gen Sir David Richards, said the milestone death had hardened "our determination to succeed".

"There are real grounds for optimism. We have made substantial progress in Helmand and throughout Afghanistan," he said.

"Political resolve is firm; the necessary resources and manpower will be flowing into Afghanistan to allow us to do the job.

A total of 11 servicemen from the 1st Battalion Royal Anglian Regiment have died in Afghanistan since the start of operations.

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