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Council Flies Flag For Soldier Killed In Afghanistan

Monday September 10 2012

THE UNION flag is flying at half mast on the town hall today in memory of a soldier who was killed in Afghanistan.

The soldier, who has yet to be named, served with The Light Dragoons and was killed on Sunday Sept 9.

The soldier was killed when the vehicle in which he was travelling struck an improvised explosive device in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand province.

Spokesman for UK Forces Afghanistan, Lieutenant Colonel Richard Parry, said: "I have the sad duty to inform you that a soldier from the Light Dragoons has died as a result of wounds sustained while on duty in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand province."

The thoughts and prayers of everyone serving in Task Force Helmand are extended to his family and friends at this extremely difficult time."

The soldier's family have been informed and have asked for a period of grace before further details are released.

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Reply Posted by Sall on Monday September 10 2012 at 11:38
RIP young man, and all of our thoughts and prayers are with your friends and family. xxxx

Reply Posted by Rob Sykes on Monday September 10 2012 at 12:40
Another one of our Hero's killed by cowards hiding bombs ... R.I.P

Reply Posted by mum of a riffleman on Monday September 10 2012 at 13:00
My thoughts are with yr family young man stand down yr job is donemay u find peace xxxxxxxxxx

Reply Posted by dave on Monday September 10 2012 at 18:21
rest in peace soldier your soso brave

Reply Posted by kat on Monday September 10 2012 at 19:30

Reply Posted by Mick,Brampton on Monday September 10 2012 at 19:47

Reply Posted by Moe on Monday September 10 2012 at 20:08
Another sad loss my thoughts and Prayers are with the family and all colleauges , friends, may you find comfort and strength knowing we all are thinking off you and God Bless you all.

Reply Posted by amy on Monday September 10 2012 at 20:23
RIP solider, my thoughts are with his family and friends. xx

Reply Posted by Al G on Monday September 10 2012 at 20:40
R.I.P lad, such a sad waist of life. Thoughts and prayers with your family and friends ats sad time. X Never to be forgotten. X

Reply Posted by c on Tuesday September 11 2012 at 09:54
So sad!

Reply Posted by d on Sunday September 16 2012 at 08:52
I was in town yesterday afternoon. The union jack WASN'T at half mast it was at the top. so eother somebody forgot to lower it or we only respect heros in the mornings