Operations in Iraq

Rifleman Vincent Calvin Windsor

It is with very deep regret that the Ministry of Defence has to confirm that Rifleman Vincent Calvin Windsor was killed in a road traffic accident on 21 January 2004 in Al Amarah.

Rifleman Vincent Windsor (All rights reserved.)
Rifleman Vincent Windsor (All rights reserved.)

Aged 23, he came from Oxfordshire and was a member of 2nd Battalion The Royal Green Jackets, serving attached to 1st Battalion The Light Infantry in southern Iraq.

Lieutenant Colonel Harry Emck, the Commanding Officer of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Green Jackets, said:

Rifleman Vincent Windsor joined A Company of the 2nd Battalion The Royal Green Jackets in 1999. During his time with the Regiment, he served in Germany and Bosnia, and deployed on exercise to Poland. He was detached for duty with the 1st Battalion The Light Infantry in September 2002 when they replaced the Royal Green Jackets in Paderborn, so that he could remain close to his German fiancee. Rifleman Windsor served with 1LI to Iraq during the initial period of combat operations in March and April of 2003, and was on a second tour with the Battalion in Iraq when he was killed.

Vincent was enormously popular and likeable, very down to earth, and with a great sense of humour. He will be sadly missed by all his colleagues and comrades in the 2nd Battalion The Royal Green Jackets.

The media are strongly urged to respect the family’s privacy. Our thoughts are very much with his family, fiancee and friends at this very difficult time.