Saturday, 29th August 2009
A Royal Marine serving of the Special Boat Service (SBS) serving with Special Forces in Afghanistan has died following an explosion whilst on a foot patrol near Gereshk in Helmand province, Afghanistan, in the early hours of, Saturday 29 August 2009.
Ministry of Defence Spokesman for Task Force Helmand, Lieutenant Colonel Nick Richardson, said:
"This Marine gave his life for his country and the freedom of the Afghan people; there is no greater sacrifice than this. Our deepest and heartfelt sympathies go to his family and loved ones."
The Royal Marine's next of kin have been informed.
The family have asked for no further information to be released.