Tuesday, July 13, 2010

British Gurkha Rifles lose three men

Major James Joshua Bowman, Lieutenant Neal Turkington and Corporal Arjun Purja Pun from 1st Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles were killed in Afghanistan on Tuesday 13 July 2010.

L-R: Major James Bowman, Lt Neal Turkington, Cpl Arjun Pun
The three soldiers, serving as part of Combined Force Nahr-e Saraj (South), were killed in a suspected premeditated attack by a member of the Afghan National Army.

Secretary of State for Defence, Dr Liam Fox, said:
"The despicable and treacherous act which has taken the lives of these three brave men will not dent the resolve of the colleagues they leave behind.
"The efforts of 1st Battalion the Royal Gurkha Rifles have directly improved the security situation in the Nahr-e Saraj district; their bold acts have improved the lives of the Afghan people and their mission to partner and train the Afghan National Army is vital to our success.
"I extend my deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of the servicemen killed in this atrocious attack, their sacrifice will not be forgotten."
Use following links to read about each man:

Major James Bowman

Lieutenant Neal Turkington

Corporal Arjun Purja Pun

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