Friday, October 26, 2012

British Army Corporal Channing Day

25-year-old British Army Corporal Channing Amanda Day was one of two British soldiers killed on 24th October 2012 during a patrol in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand Province. The two were killed when their patrol came under fire.

Serving with 3 Medical Regiment, Corporal Day deployed to Afghanistan in October 2012 as a Combat Medical Technician Class One with the United Kingdom Medical Group. She was based at Patrol Base One in the Nahr-e Saraj District of Helmand Province, Afghanistan, where she provided medical support to 40 Commando Royal Marines.

Corporal Day was a popular and well respected member of 3 Medical Regiment. A veteran of previous Iraq and Afghanistan deployments, she was looked up to, especially by more junior soldiers in her Squadron, as a mature voice of experience and good advice.

Lieutenant Colonel Phillip de Rouffignac, Commanding Officer, 3 Medical Regiment said: "Corporal Channing Day was a star for the future. Although only 25, she had recently been promoted to Corporal, and her current operational experience in Iraq and Afghanistan made her a natural choice for the demanding role she was undertaking in support of 40 Commando Royal Marines.

"Hugely popular with her friends in Preston, Catterick and in Afghanistan, Corporal Channing Day made the most of everything and had lived a lifetime in a short time. An Army footballer, she was a real team player in every sense."

Corporal Day is survived by her parents, Leslie and Rosemary Day, her sisters, Lauren and Laken, and brother Aaron.

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