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Unlawful killing verdict returned in soldier inquest

An inquest into the death of five British soldiers attacked by an Afghan policeman has returned a verdict of unlawful killing. The troops were gunned down without warning by the officer at an Afghan National Police checkpoint in Nad-e-Ali in Helmand Province on November 3, 2009. One of the five, Corporal Nicholas Webster-Smith, grew up … Continue reading

Family, friends and colleagues pay tribute to fallen Marine

The family of a Welsh soldier killed in Afghanistan on Sunday have paid tribute to him, describing him as ‘one in a hundred million’. Nineteen-year-old Nigel Dean Mead from Carmarthen, known as Dean or ‘Deano’ to friends and colleagues, died in an explosion in Helmand Province on Sunday. He had served with the 42 Commando … Continue reading

The view from north Wales

Carole Green looks at the issue of lip reading in Wales and how one woman, Theresa Evans, is an inspiration Most journos say it, but it’s true, the best thing about the job is the people you meet along the way. I caught up with a contact in Llandudno yesterday, who’s probably one of the … Continue reading

Swansea soldier L/Cpl Alex Jones mentioned in despatches for bravery

A soldier from Swansea is getting a mention in despatches for his bravery in Afghanistan. Lance Corporal Alex Jones, from Swansea, was serving with the 2nd Battalion the Royal Welsh when he was involved in a ferocious gun battle with the Taliban. He carried on fighting despite being shot in the neck. Though his injuries … Continue reading

Tributes paid to Newport soldier killed in Afghanistan

The MOD have named the second soldier killed in Afghanistan on the weekend as 35-year-old Sergeant Andrew Jones of the Royal Engineers. Sgt Jones, from Newport, was killed alongside Trooper Andrew Howarth, of The Queen’s Royal Lancers, while patrolling Lashkar Gah on 18 September. He was serving as a reconnaissance engineer, as part of Fondouk … Continue reading

Welsh Guardsman died after stepping on IED device, inquest told

A  soldier from the 1st Battalion Welsh Guards died when he stood on a mine in a previously cleared area of the Helmand Province in Afghanistan an inquest has been told. L/Cpl Dane Elson, 22, from Bridgend, was on patrol in July 2009 when the device exploded killing him. His platoon was searching for insurgents when he … Continue reading

The funeral of Bombardier Samuel Robinson

The funeral of Bombardier Samuel Robinson, of 5th Regiment Royal Artillery, took place today at St Mary’s Church, Carmarthen. Bombardier Robinson was serving in support of Combined Force Sangin and died in an explosion while on foot patrol in the Sangin district of Helmand province on July 8. Bdr Robinson, 31, from Carmarthen, joined the … Continue reading

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