Saturday, March 10, 2012

British Army Private Anthony Frampton killed in action in Helmand

20-year-old British Army Private Anthony Frampton, from Huddersfield, was one of six British soldiers killed in action on 6th March 2012 when the Warrior AFV he was in struck a huge bomb during a patrol in Helmand Province.

He joined the Army in January 2009 and joined the 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment at Warminster in August 2009. In January 2010 he deployed to the Falkland Islands. On his return, he joined the Light Platoon, Somme Company. It was here that he displayed his natural physical fitness and amazing character. Fit, robust and intelligent he soon completed training to use the Javelin missile system.

Lieutenant Colonel Zac Stenning, Commanding Officer, 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment, said: "Private Anthony Frampton was a unique young man. Fit, carefree, and always the life and soul of his Platoon, he was a true legend amongst his peers. A thoroughly likeable young man, he could motivate and encourage the entire Battalion with his cheekiness and smile."

Pvt. Frampton leaves behind his mother and stepfather, Margaret and Martin, his father Gary, sisters, Gemma and Nicola, great uncle Pat and extended family.

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