Sunday, January 24, 2010

Norwegian Grenadier, Joachim Claes Olsson

Joachim Claes Olsson
Norwegian Grenadier, Joachim Claes Olsson, aged 22, and serving with an infantry unit from Norway's Telemark Battalion, was killed 25th January 2010 in Afghanistan.

Grenadier Olsson was commander of a Storm CV9030 tank and was driving in a column of other military vehicles when a roadside bomb detonated.

They on their way to meet soldiers from the Afghan army to conduct joint patrols in the area.

The incident happened in the Ghowrmach district of northern Afghanistan.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

French soldier, Harouna Diop, killed by IED

French Sergeant 1st Class, Harouma Diop, serving with 517 Regiment du Trainand assigned to a French Operational Liaison Team was killed 13th January 2010, when his armored vehicle struck a roadside bomb while traveling in a joint Afghan-French logistics convoy from Bagram Air Base to Kapisa province, Afghanistan.

We have no photo of Harouma Diop. If anyone can help, please contact us

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Journalist, Rupert Hamer

Rupert Hamer
Rupert Hamer, a well respected journalist with Britain's Sunday Mirror newspaper was killed on 10th January 2010, aged 39, after an explosion hit the armoured vehicle in which he was travelling in Afghanistan. 

He was a courageous and popular reporter, conveying the dirt and danger of war from the front line, but without exaggerated reverence for either the military or himself.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Spanish soldier dies in tragic accident

An armoured vehicle has run over and killed a 24 year old Spanish soldier in Afghanistan.

The Ministry for Defence has opened an investigation into the accident but it seems that the vehicle was being serviced at the time.

The soldier has been named as Christian Quishpe Aguirre from Ecuador, and he had been serving with the First Mountain Logistical Group, with a home base in Huesca.

We have no photo of this soldier

Danish soldier dies in bomb blast

Simon Hoffmann
A 23 year-old Danish soldier, Simon Sejer Hoffmann, a Private with 2nd Danish Light Reconnaisance Squadron was killed on 8th January 2010, when the patrol vehicle he was hit by a roadside bomb.

Five other soldiers were injured in the blast. in Helmand province.

At the funeral, Chaplain Thomas Ƙstergaard Aallmann, who has served in Afghanistan himself, said: "Simon Sejer Hoffmann. You lived up to your middle name (‘sejer’ means ‘victory’ in Danish). You are victorious. You triumphed over indifference and apathy. Even in your defeat you have won, because you stood up for something; you fell for freedom, life, and peace instead of living just to survive. 

Monday, January 4, 2010

Belgian fatalities - list

This is the full list of Belgian military fatalities to occur in Afghanistan since 2002.

Date Name Age Rank Unit Cause
13-Aug-09 Alexandre Carraro 31 CAM Belgian Army Non-hostile: illness, meningitis

Friday, January 1, 2010

UK Military fatalities 2009

British military fatalities in Afghanistan - 2009

Date Name Rank Age Unit Cause
2009




31-Dec Watson, David Sapper 33 33 Engineer Regiment IED attack
28-Dec Howell, Aidan Rifleman 19 3 RIFLES IED attack
22-Dec Brown. Tommy L-Corporal 0 Parachute Regiment IED attack
21-Dec Roney, Christopher L-Corporal 23 3 RIFLES Hostile fire
20-Dec Pritchard, Michael L-Corporal 22 Royal Military Police Hostile fire
19-Dec Hornby, Simon Corporal 29 2nd Duke of Lancaster IED attack
15-Dec Kirkness, David L-Corporal 34 3 RIFLES IED attack
15-Dec Brown, James Rifleman 18 3 RIFLES IED attack
07-Dec Drane, Adam Paul L-Corporal 23 1st Royal Anglian Hostile fire
30-Nov Amer, John Paxton Sergeant 30 Coldstream Guards IED attack
18-Nov Loughran-Dickson, Robert Sergeant 33 Royal Military Police Hostile fire
15-Nov Marlton-Thomas, Loren Corporal 28 33 Engineer Regiment IED attack
15-Nov Fentiman, Andrew Rifleman 23 7 RIFLES Hostile fire
08-Nov Bassett, John Rifleman 20 4 RIFLES IED attack
07-Nov Allen, Philip Rifleman 20 2 RIFLES IED attack
05-Nov Scott, Phillip Serjeant 30 3 RIFLES IED attack
03-Nov Webster-Smith, Nicholas Corporal 24 Royal Military Police Hostile fire
03-Nov Chant, Darren WO1 39 Grenadier Guards Hostile fire
03-Nov Major, James Guardsman 18 Grenadier Guards Hostile fire
03-Nov Boote, Steven L-Corporal 22 Royal Military Police Hostile fire
03-Nov Telford, Matthew Sergeant 37 Grenadier Guards Hostile fire
31-Oct Schmid, Olaf S-Sergeant 30 Royal Logistics Corps IED attack
25-Oct Mason, Thomas Corporal 27 The Black Watch IED attack
22-Oct Oakland, James Corporal 26 Royal Military Police Hostile fire
08-Oct Hill, James L-Corporal 23 Coldstream Guards IED attack
05-Oct Janes, Jamie Guardsman 20 Grenadier Guards IED attack
01-Oct Wojtak, Marcin Snr Airman 24 RAF Regiment IED attack
27-Sep Prosser, James Private 21 2nd Royal Welsh IED attack
21-Sep Lockett, Michael Sergeant 28 Mercian Regiment IED attack
16-Sep Hall, Brett Trooper 21 2nd Royal Tank Regiment IED attack
16-Sep McGrath, Stuart Serjeant 28 2 RIFLES IED attack
13-Sep Dunn-Bridgeman, Jason Kingsman 20 2nd Duke of Lancaster Hostile fire
09-Sep Harrison, John Corporal 29 1PARA Special Forces Support Hostile fire
03-Sep Elliott, Gavin Private 19 2nd Mercian Regiment Hostile fire
02-Sep Brandon, Richard James L-Corporal 24 REME IED attack
31-Aug Millar, Stuart Sergeant 40 The Black Watch RPG attack
31-Aug Elliott, Kevin Private 24 The Black Watch RPG attack
29-Aug Houltram, Lee Andrew Sergeant 33 Naval Special Forces IED attack
25-Aug Bush, Shaun Fusilier 24 2 Royal Regiment of Fusiliers IED attack
20-Aug McAleese, Paul Sergeant 29 2nd Battalion the Rifles IED attack
20-Aug Young, Johnathon Private 18 3rd Yorkshire Regiment IED attack
16-Aug Fullarton, James L-Corporal 24 2 Royal Regiment of Fusiliers IED attack
16-Aug Annis, Simon Fusilier 18 2 Royal Regiment of Fusiliers IED attack
16-Aug Carter, Louis Fusilier 19 2 Royal Regiment of Fusiliers IED attack
15-Aug Hunt, Richard Private 21 2nd Royal Welsh IED attack
15-Aug Valentine, Simon Sergeant 29 2 Royal Regiment of Fusiliers IED attack
13-Aug Hatton, Matthew Bombardier 23 40th Regiment Royal Artillery IED attack
13-Aug Wild, Daniel Rifleman 19 2 RIFLES IED attack
13-Aug Hale, Mark Captain 42 2 RIFLES IED attack
08-Aug Williams, Jason George Private 23 2nd Mercian Regiment IED attack
06-Aug Mulligan, Kevin Corporal 26 Parachute Regiment IED attack
06-Aug Hopkins, Dale Thomas L-Corporal 23 Parachute Regiment IED attack
06-Aug Adams, Kyle Private 21 Parachute Regiment IED attack
04-Aug Lombardi, Anthony Craftsman 21 REME IED attack
27-Jul Lawrence, Phillip Trooper 22 The Light Dragoons IED attack
27-Jul Upton, Sean WO2 26 5th Regiment Royal Artillery IED attack
25-Jul Hopson, Craig Bombardier 24 40th Regiment Royal Artillery IED attack
22-Jul King, Christopher Guardsman 20 1st Battalion Welsh Guards IED attack
20-Jul Shepherd, Daniel Captain 28 11 EODP, Royal Logistic Corps IED attack
19-Jul Etchells, Joseph Corporal 22 2 Royal Regiment of Fusiliers IED attack
16-Jul Toge, Aminiasi Rifleman 26 2nd Battalion The Rifles IED attack
10-Jul Aldridge, William Rifleman 18 2nd Battalion The Rifles Hostile fire
10-Jul Backhouse, James Rifleman 18 2nd Battalion The Rifles Hostile fire
10-Jul Horne, Jonathan Corporal 28 2nd Battalion The Rifles Hostile fire
10-Jul Scott, Lee Corporal 26 2nd Royal Tank Regiment IED attack
10-Jul Simpson, Daniel Rifleman 20 2nd Battalion The Rifles Hostile fire
10-Jul Murphy, Joe Rifleman 18 2nd Battalion The Rifles Hostile fire
09-Jul Brackpool, John Private 27 1st Battalion Welsh Guards Hostile fire
09-Jul Hume, Daniel Rifleman 22 4th Battalion The Rifles IED attack
07-Jul Whiteside, Christopher Trooper 21 The Light Dragoons IED attack
06-Jul Babington-Browne, Ben Captain 27 22 Engineer Regiment Air crash
05-Jul Elson, Dane L-Corporal 22 1st Welsh Guards IED attack
04-Jul Laws, Robert Private 18 2nd Mercian Regiment RPG attack
04-Jul Dennis, David L-Corporal 29 The Light Dragoons IED attack
01-Jul Hammond, Joshua Trooper 18 2nd Royal Tank Regiment IED attack
01-Jul Thorneloe, Rupert Lt Colonel 40 1st Battalion Welsh Guards IED attack
19-Jun Birchall, Sean Major 33 1st Battalion Welsh Guards IED attack
12-Jun Mervis, Paul Lieutenant 27 2nd Battalion the Rifles IED attack
11-Jun McLaren, Robert Private 20 The Black Watch IED attack
02-Jun Thatcher, Cyrus Rifleman 19 2nd Battalion The Rifles IED attack
30-May Moffett, Nigel L-Corporal 28 Light Dragoons IED attack
30-May Bolger, Stephen Corporal 30 Parachute Regiment IED attack
28-May Hill, Kieron L-Corporal 20 2nd Mercian Regiment IED attack
27-May Richards, Robert Martin L-Corporal 24 Royal Marine Armoured Spt IED attack
23-May Rossi, Jordan Sapper 22 38 Engineer Regiment IED attack
22-May Suesue, Petero  Fusilier 28 2 Royal Regiment of Fusiliers Hostile fire
14-May Mackie, Jason Marine 21 Royal Marine Armoured Spt IED attack
12-May Evison, Mark  Lieutenant 26 1st Welsh Guards Hostile fire
07-May Pun, Kumar Corporal 31 Royal Gurkha Rifles IED attack
07-May Ross, Ben Sergeant 34 Royal Military Police IED attack
07-May Sheldon, Adrian Rifleman 25 2nd Battalion The Rifles IED attack
07-May Binnie, Sean Corporal 22 The Black Watch Hostile fire
28-Apr Fasfous, Tobie Sergeant 29 1st Welsh Guards IED attack
15-Mar Stiff, Graeme Corporal 24 1st Queen's Dragoon Guards IED attack
15-Mar John, Dean Corporal 25 1st Queen's Dragoon Guards IED attack
14-Mar Harkett, Christopher L-Corporal 22 2nd Royal Welsh Regiment IED attack
25-Feb Laski, Michael "Mick" Marine 21 45 Commando Royal Marines Hostile fire
25-Feb Gunn, Jamie Rifleman 21 1st Battalion The Rifles IED attack
25-Feb Upton, Paul L-Corporal 31 1st Battalion The Rifles IED attack
25-Feb Gaden, Tom Corporal 24 1st Battalion The Rifles IED attack
16-Feb Kingscott, Stephen L-Corporal 22 1st Battalion The Rifles Hostile fire
14-Feb Smith, Darren Marine 27 45 Commando Royal Marines Hostile fire
30-Jan Nield, Daniel "Danny" Corporal 31 1st Battalion The Rifles RPG attack
17-Jan Robinson, Richard L-Corporal 21 1st Battalion The Rifles Hostile fire
15-Jan Winter, Danny Corporal 28 45 Commando Royal Marines IED attack
15-Jan Sawyer, Tom  Captain 26 29 Commando Royal Artillery IED attack
11-Jan Mackin, Travis Marine 22 45 Commando Royal Marines IED attack
01-Jan Reed, Chris Serjeant 25 6th Battalion The Rifles IED attack