Operations in Iraq

Death of a British Officer in Iraq - Captain Ken Masters

It is with deep regret that the Ministry of Defence can confirm that the body of Captain Ken Masters was discovered in his accommodation in Waterloo Lines, Basra, Iraq on Saturday 15 October 2005.

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Captain Ken Masters (All rights reserved.)
Captain Ken Masters (All rights reserved.)

Captain Masters was Officer Commanding 61 Section, Special Investigation Branch, Royal Military Police. He had been responsible for the investigation of all in-theatre serious incidents plus investigations conducted by the General Police Duties element of the Theatre Investigation Group.

Ken Masters was aged 40, married with two children and had served with the Royal Military Police since 1981. He was commissioned from the ranks in 2001 and served most of his career with the Special Investigation Branch.

The Ministry of Defence asks the media to respect the privacy of Captain Master’s family at this time.

Published 16 October 2005