Announcement

Soldier from The Queen's Royal Lancers and soldier from the Royal Engineers killed in Afghanistan

This news article was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

It is with sadness that the Ministry of Defence must announce that a soldier from The Queen's Royal Lancers and a soldier from the Royal Engineers, serving as part of Combined Force Lashkar Gah, were killed in Afghanistan on Saturday 18 September 2010.

The soldiers were killed in an explosion during a vehicle patrol in the Lashkar Gah district of Helmand province.

Spokesman for Task Force Helmand, Lieutenant Colonel James Carr-Smith, said yesterday:

It is with great sadness that I must inform you that a soldier from The Queen’s Royal Lancers and a soldier from the Royal Engineers were killed this afternoon west of Lashkar Gah.

They were attached to the 1st Battalion Scots Guards Battle Group. The soldiers were part of a ground domination patrol when they were struck by an explosion.

They will be greatly missed and their sacrifice will not be forgotten. We will remember them.

Next of kin have been informed and have asked for a period of grace before further details are released.