British fatalities

Operations in Afghanistan

Field of operation

UK forces are deployed to Afghanistan in support of the UN-authorised, NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) mission and as part of the US-led Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF). Since 2003 UK operations in Afghanistan have been conducted under the name Operation HERRICK.

British fatalities in Afghanistan

It is with very deep regret that the Ministry of Defence has confirmed the following fatalities suffered during operations in Afghanistan.

As at 26 April 2014, a total of 453 British forces personnel or MOD civilians have died while serving in Afghanistan since the start of operations in October 2001.

Of these, 404 were killed as a result of hostile action.

49 are known to have died either as a result of illness, non-combat injuries or accidents, or have not yet officially been assigned a cause of death pending the outcome of an investigation. The balance of these figures may change as inquests are concluded.