The following video was compiled by Deb Pender where she says: ” This is my tribute to the five soldiers from the 3rd Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment, based at Battlesbury Barracks in Warminster, and one from 1st Battalion, The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment who died in the Taliban attack.
It is also to honour all those that have fought, are fighting now or will fight in the future for our freedom.
The soldier from 1st Battalion the Duke of Lancaster’s regiment who died was Sergeant Nigel Coupe, 33. He was on secondment to 3 Yorks.
The five soldiers who died with him from 3rd Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment were: Corporal Jake Hartley, Private Thomas Anthony Frampton, Private Daniel Wade, all aged 20, together with Private Christopher Kershaw, 19 and Private Daniel Wilford, 21.
Possibly The Worst Military defeat
Stan Says: – One of the worst messages I received as a housing manager for the MoD at my time in Warminster was the one below:
‘Six soldiers – including five from 3rd Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment – are missing presumed killed in Afghanistan.
It’s after an armoured vehicle was caught in a explosion, the Ministry of Defence said today.
The Soldiers – which included five soldiers from the 3rd Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment based at Warminster and one from the 1st Battalion The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment – was on a mounted patrol when their Warrior Armoured Fighting Vehicle was struck.
If the servicemen are confirmed dead, it would take the total number of British forces personnel or MoD civilians who have died while serving in the war-torn region to more than 400 since the start of operations in October 2001.’
I remember standing at the gates as flowers and a teddy bear was laid against the sign of the Regiment and the ages of those who perished.
I remember the success also of the British drawdown which was completed in 2014 and not 2021 as seemingly being portrayed – Lost now because of Biden and possibly the worst Military defeat since Vietnam or the British burned down the Whitehouse.
These men did not die in vain – They gave Afghanistan and her people an opportunity for women to work and take part in all aspects of civic life. It was ‘the Men’ who let them down – not standing and fighting for a better life foe all.
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