Sunday, May 20, 2012

Welsh Guards Lance Corporal Lee Davies

27-year-old British Army Lance Corporal Lee Thomas Davies, from the 1st Battalion Welsh Guards, was one of two British servicemen killed on 12th May 2012 while providing security at a meeting in the Lashkar Gah district of Helmand province. They were both shot by an Afghan Policeman.

Lance Corporal Davies was born in Carmarthen. After school he was self employed before starting his career at the Infantry Training Centre Catterick in October 2009. He successfully passed out from Catterick in April 2010, joining the Welsh Guards. On 10 May 2010 he was posted to 1st Battalion Welsh Guards at Lille Barracks in Aldershot. During his time in the Battalion he quickly stood out as a natural leader and he was selected to attend the Lance Corporal promotion cadre, subsequently promoting in December 2011. he deployed to Afghanistan in March this year.

Major Julian Salusbury, Company Commander, Number 2 Company, 1st Battalion Welsh Guards, said: "Lance Corporal Davies was an outstanding Welsh Guardsman. Newly promoted after little more than two years service, he made the jump from guardsman to junior non-commissioned officer with characteristic flair, professionalism and not a little good humour. Committed, capable and thoroughly dependable, he well understood his role in Afghanistan. I am proud and humbled to have commanded such a fine, decent and compassionate man."

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