Corporal Christopher Read, of 158 Provost Company, 3rd Regiment Royal Military Police, died as a result of injuries that he sustained during a large scale operation in the early hours of the morning, Saturday 7 July 2007.
* Corporal Christopher Read, of 158 Provost Company, 3rd Regiment Royal Military Police, aged 22, from Poole in Dorset
Lance Corporal Ryan Francis 2nd Battalion The Royal Welsh died during a large scale operation in Basra City in the early hours of the morning, Saturday 7 July 2007.
* Lance Corporal Ryan Francis 2nd Battalion The Royal Welsh, aged 23, from Llanelli
Rifleman Edward Vakabua, aged 23, from 4th Battalion The Rifles died at the Basra Palace base in Basra City, southern Iraq on Friday 6 July 2007.
* Rifleman Edward Vakabua 4th Battalion The Rifles, aged 23, from Fiji
Three soldiers died in Basra, southern Iraq following a roadside bomb attack on the morning of Thursday 28 June 2007.
* Corporal Paul Joszko, 2nd Battalion The Royal Welsh (The Royal Regiment of Wales), aged 28 from Mountain Ash, Wales
* Private Scott Kennedy, Black Watch, 3rd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland, aged 20 from Oakley, Dunfermline
* Private James Kerr, Black Watch, 3rd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland, aged 20 from Cowdenbeath
Corporal John Rigby 4th Battalion The Rifles, aged 24, from Rye, died from injuries sustained by a roadside bomb attack in Basra on Friday 22 June 2007.
* Corporal John Rigby 4th Battalion The Rifles, aged 24 from Rye
Major Paul Harding 4th Battalion The Rifles killed in Iraq died as a result of an indirect fire attack on the Provincial Joint Coordination Centre in Basra in the early hours of the morning on Wednesday 20 June 2007.
* Major Paul Harding 4th Battalion The Rifles, aged 48, from Winchester
Lance Corporal James Cartwright of Badger Squadron, 2nd Royal Tank Regiment, died following a vehicle accident in Southern Iraq at around 0100hrs on the morning of 16 June 2007.
* Lance Corporal James Cartwright, aged 21, from Badger Squadron, 2nd Royal Tank Regiment
Corporal Rodney Wilson, from 4th Battalion The Rifles, was killed during a search and detention operation in the Al Atiyah district, north west of Basra City on Thursday 7 June 2007
* Corporal Rodney Wilson, aged 30, from 4th Battalion The Rifles
Corporal Jeremy Brookes, 4th Battalion The Rifles was killed in a small arms fire attack whilst on a routine patrol in the Al Tuwaysa district of Basra City on Monday 21 May 2007.
* Corporal Jeremy Brookes, 4th Battalion the Rifles, aged 28 from Birmingham
Private Kevin Thompson, Royal Logistic Corps, was very seriously injured when a vehicle he was travelling on in Basra was struck by an improvised explosive device attack. He was flown back to the UK but sadly died from his injuries on Sunday 6 May 2007.
* Private Kevin Thompson, Royal Logistic Corps, aged 21 from Lancaster
Major Nick Bateson, Royal Corps of Signals, was killed in a road traffic accident in Basra, southern Iraq, on Tuesday 1 May 2007.
* Major Nick Bateson, Corps of Royal Signals, aged 49 from Kent
Rifleman Paul Donnachie, 2nd Battalion The Rifles (2 RIFLES) was killed in a small arms fire attack whilst on a routine patrol in the Al Ashar district, east of central Basra, on Sunday 29 April 2007.
* Rifleman Paul Donnachie, 2nd Battalion The Rifles, aged 18 from Reading
Kingsman Alan Joseph Jones, from 2nd Battalion The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment, died when his Warrior Armoured Fighting Vehicle Platoon came under small arms fire on Monday 23 April 2007.
* Kingsman Alan Joseph Jones, 2nd Battalion The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment, aged 20 from Liverpool
Corporal Ben Leaning and Trooper Kristen Turton, both of the The Queen's Royal Lancers were killed when their Scimitar Armoured Reconnaissance vehicle was hit by an IED in Maysan Province, Southern Iraq, on Thursday 19 April 2007.
* Corporal Ben Leaning, The Queen's Royal Lancers, aged 24 from Scunthorpe, and
* Trooper Kristen Turton, The Queen's Royal Lancers, aged 27 from Grimsby
Colour Sergeant M L Powell, of the Parachute Regiment, and Sergeant Mark J McLaren, RAF, were killed when two Puma helicopters crashed in Iraq on Sunday 15 April 2007.
* Colour Sergeant M L Powell, aged 37 from South Wales, and
* Sergeant Mark J McLaren, Royal Air Force, aged 27 killed from Northumberland
Four British servicemen and women, and a local civilian interpreter, were killed in a roadside bomb attack west of Basra on 5 April 2007.
* Second Lieutenant Joanna Yorke Dyer, aged 24 from Yeovil
* Corporal Kris O'Neill, Royal Army Medical Corps, aged 27 from Catterick
* Private Eleanor Dlugosz, Royal Army Medical Corps, aged 19, from Southampton
* Kingsman Adam James Smith, 2nd Battalion The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment, aged 19 from the Isle of Man
Rifleman Aaron Lincoln, of the 2nd Battalion, The Rifles died as a result of injuries sustained during a patrol in Basra City, Iraq on Monday 2 April 2007.
* Rifleman Aaron Lincoln, of the 2nd Battalion, The Rifles, aged 18 from Durham
Kingsman Wilson, aged 28, of the 2nd Battalion, The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment, died as a result of injuries sustained during a patrol in Basra City on 1 April 2007.
* Kingsman Wilson, 2nd Battalion, The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment, aged 28 from Workington
Private Jonathon Dany Wysoczan, First Battalion The Staffordshire Regiment, died in the UK on Sunday 4 March 2007 from injuries sustained during a patrol in Basra, Iraq.
* Private Jonathon Dany Wysoczan, First Battalion The Staffordshire Regiment, aged 21 from Stoke on Trent
Rifleman Daniel Lee Coffey, C Company, Second Battalion The Rifles, died as a result of injuries sustained during a patrol in north Basra, Iraq on Tuesday 27 February 2007.
* Rifleman Daniel Lee Coffey, Second Battalion The Rifles, aged 21 from Exeter
Private Luke Daniel Simpson, 1st Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment, died on Friday 9 February 2007 as a result of injuries sustained when the vehicle he was driving was hit by a roadside bomb.
* Private Luke Daniel Simpson, 1st Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment, aged 21 from Howden, near York
Second Lieutenant Jonathan Bracho-Cooke, 24, of 2nd Battalion The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment died on Monday 5 February 2007 as a result of injuries sustained by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) attack against his patrol in the As Sarraji District of Basra City.
* Second Lieutenant Jonathan Carlos Bracho-Cooke, 2nd Battalion The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment, aged 24 from Hove
Private Michael Tench, aged 18, of A Company, 2nd Battalion The Light Infantry, died on Sunday 21 January 2007, as a result of injuries sustained from an Improvised Explosive Device placed at a roadside in Basrah City, Southern Iraq.
* Private Michael Tench, 2nd Battalion The Light Infantry, aged 18 from Sunderland
Kingsman Alexander William Green was killed in Iraq on Saturday 13 January 2007. He died as a result of injuries sustained earlier in the morning when shot by small arms fire whilst on a task in the Hayy Al Muhandisn District of Basra City.
* Kingsman Alex Green, 2nd Battalion The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment, aged 21 from Warrington
Sergeant Wayne Rees, from The Queen's Royal Lancers died following a road traffic accident in southern Iraq on Sunday 7 January 2007.
* Sergeant Wayne Rees, The Queen's Royal Lancers, aged 36 from Nottingham
Sergeant Graham Hesketh, from 2nd Battalion The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment, was killed on Thursday 28 December 2006 during a routine patrol in Basra City.
* Sergeant Graham Hesketh, 2nd Battalion The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment, aged 35 from Liverpool
Sergeant Jonathan Hollingsworth, from the Parachute Regiment, died following a planned search and detention operation in Basra City, on Friday 24 November 2006.
* Sergeant Jonathan Hollingsworth, the Parachute Regiment
Warrant Officer Class 2 Lee Hopkins, Royal Corps of Signals, Staff Sergeant Sharron Elliott of the Intelligence Corps, Corporal Ben Nowak of 45 Commando Royal Marines and Marine Jason Hylton of 539 Assault Squadron Royal Marines were killed in an attack on a Multi-National Forces boat patrol on the Shatt Al-Arab waterway in Basra city, on Sunday 12 November 2006.
* Warrant Officer Class 2 Lee Hopkins, Royal Corps of Signals, aged 35 from Wellingborough
* Staff Sergeant Sharron Elliott, Intelligence Corps, aged 34 from Ipswich
* Corporal Ben Nowak, 45 Commando Royal Marines, aged 27 from Liverpool
* Marine Jason Hylton, 539 Assault Squadron Royal Marines, aged 33 from Burton on Trent
Kingsman Jamie Lee Hancock of 2nd Battalion Duke of Lancaster's Regiment, died as a result of injuries sustained during small arms fire against a Coalition Forces Base in Basra on Monday 6 November 2006.
* Kingsman Jamie Lee Hancock, 2nd Battalion the Duke of Lancaster's Regiment, aged 19 from Wigan
Lieutenant Tom Tanswell of 58 (Eyre's) Battery, 12 Regiment Royal Artillery died as a result of a road traffic accident just outside Shaibah Logistics Base, near Basrah, on Friday 27 October 2006.
* Lieutenant Tom Tanswell, 58 (Eyre's) Battery, 12 Regt Royal Artillery, aged 27 from London
Lance Corporal Dennis Brady died as a result of wounds received from a mortar round fired at his base in northern Basra on the afternoon of Sunday 1 October 2006.
* Lance Corporal Dennis Brady, Royal Army Medical Corps, aged 37 from Barrow-in-Furness
Gunner Lee Thornton, of 58 (Eyre's) Battery, 12 Regiment Royal Artillery, died on Thursday 7 September 2006 as a result of injuries sustained in a shooting incident in the town of Al Qurna, Iraq on Tuesday 5 September 2006.
* Gunner Lee Thornton, 58 (Eyre's) Battery, 12 Regiment Royal Artillery, aged 22 from Blackpool
Two British soldiers were killed on Monday 4 September 2006 near the town of Ad Dayr, north of Basrah City when their patrol was subject to an attack by a roadside bomb and small arms fire.
* Gunner Samuela Vanua, aged 27 from Fiji, and
* Gunner Stephen Robert Wright, aged 20 from Preston, Lancashire, both from 58 (Eyre's) Battery, 12 Regiment Royal Artillery
Corporal Matthew Cornish of 1st Battalion the Light Infantry died as a result of wounds sustained during a mortar attack on 1 August 2006.
* Corporal Matthew Cornish, of 1 LI killed in Iraq, aged 29 from Yorkshire
Corporal John Johnston Cosby died on Sunday 16 July 2006 as a result of gunshot wounds following an operation by British Forces to apprehend a key terrorist leader and accomplice in a suburb of North Basra.
* Corporal John Johnston Cosby, 1st Battalion The Devonshire and Dorset Light Infantry (1DDLI), aged 28 from Belfast
Two Soldiers from the Queen's Dragoon Guards were killed in an attack by an improvised explosive device in Basra on 28 May 2006.
* Lieutenant Tom Mildinhall, aged 26 from Battersea, south London, and
* Lance Corporal Paul Farrelly, aged 27 from Runcorn, both from the Queen's Dragoon Guards
Private Joseva Lewaicei and Private Adam Morris, of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Anglian Regiment, died as a result of injuries sustained from a roadside bomb in Basra City, Southern Iraq, on 13 May 2006.
* Private Joseva Lewaicei, aged 25 from Lautoka, Fiji, and
* Private Adam Morris, aged 19 from Leicester, both from the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Anglian Regiment
Five personnel died when a Lynx helicopter crashed in Basra City on Saturday 6 May 2006.
* Wing Commander John Coxen RAF, aged 47 from Liverpool
* Lieutenant Commander Darren Chapman, Fleet Air Arm, aged 40
* Captain David Dobson, Army Air Corps, aged 27
* Flight Lieutenant Sarah-Jayne Mulvihill RAF, aged 32 from Canterbury
* Marine Paul Collins, aged 21
Lieutenant Richard Palmer of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards died from injuries sustained in a roadside bomb attack on 15 April 2006.
* Lieutenant Richard Palmer, the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards, aged 27
Captain Richard Holmes and Private Lee Ellis of 2nd Battalion The Parachute Regiment were killed in Al Amarah on Tuesday 28 February 2006.
* Captain Richard Holmes, aged 28, and
* Private Lee Ellis, aged 23, both from the 2nd Battalion The Parachute Regiment
Trooper Carl Smith of the 9th/12th Royal Lancers (Prince of Wales's) died on 2 February 2006, as a result of a vehicle accident whilst on operations in Abu Al Khasib, south of Basra, Iraq.
* Trooper Carl Smith, 9th/12th Royal Lancers (Prince of Wales's), aged 23 from Kettering
Corporal Gordon Alexander Pritchard, from the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards, died from injuries sustained as a result of an explosion on 31 January 2006, in Um Qasr, Iraq. Corporal Pritchard was commanding the lead Snatch Landrover in a three-vehicle convoy when the incident occured.
* Corporal Gordon Alexander Pritchard, Royal Scots Dragoon Guards, aged 21
Lance Corporal Allan Douglas was shot and mortally wounded whilst on a routine patrol in Al Amarah, Iraq on 30 January 2006. Despite the best efforts of his comrades and the medical teams he later died of his wounds.
* Lance Corporal Allan Douglas, Highlanders (Seaforth, Gordons and Camerons), aged 22 from Aberdeen
Sergeant John Jones of the 1st Battalion The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers died on 20 November 2005 as a result of injuries sustained from a roadside bomb at approximately 1230 hrs local time in Basra, Iraq. He was on a routine patrol as the commander when the incident occurred.
* Sergeant John Jones, 1st Battalion The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, aged 31, from Castle Bromwich, Birmingham
Sergeant Chris Hickey of 1st Battalion the Coldstream Guards died as a result of injuries sustained from a roadside bomb at approximately 2320 hrs local time in Basra, Iraq, on Tuesday 18 October 2005.
* Sergeant Chris Hickey, 1st Battalion the Coldstream Guards
The body of Captain Ken Masters, aged 40 was discovered in his accommodation in Waterloo Lines, Basra, Iraq on Saturday 15 October 2005.
* Captain Ken Masters, Royal Military Police, aged 40
At approximately 1100 hrs local time on 11 September 2005, an armoured SNATCH landrover was attacked in Basrah City by an improvised explosive device. Major Matthew Bacon was killed in the explosion. Three other British soldiers, also travelling in the vehicle, were seriously injured.
* Major Matthew Bacon, Intelligence Corps, aged 34 from London
On the morning of 5 September 2005, 20 year old Fusilier Donal Anthony Meade, from Plumstead in South East London, and 22 year old Fusilier Stephen Robert Manning, from Erith in Kent, died as a result of wounds sustained during a patrol near Az Zubayr, Basrah province, Iraq.
* Fusilier Donal Anthony Meade, aged 20 from Plumstead in South East London, and
* Fusilier Stephen Robert Manning, aged 22 from Erith in Kent both from the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers
Second Lieutenant Richard Shearer, Private Leon Spicer and Private Phillip Hewett of C Company, The 1st Battalion Staffordshire Regiment were killed when a patrol of three armoured Snatch Land-Rovers was engaged by an Improvised Explosive Device in the early hours of Saturday morning 16 July 2005 in Al Amarah.
* Second Lieutenant Richard Shearer, aged 26 from Nuneaton,
* Private Leon Spicer, aged 26 from Tamworth, and
* Private Phillip Hewett, aged 21 from Tamworth, all from the 1st Battalion Staffordshire Regiment
Signaller Paul William Didsbury, a soldier with 21st Signal Regiment (Air Support), died at Basra on the morning of Wednesday 29 June 2005. He was serving on a roulement tour with the Joint Helicopter Force (Iraq).
* Signaller Paul William Didsbury, 21st Signal Regiment (Air Support), aged 18
Lance Corporal Alan Brackenbury of The King's Royal Hussars died in the early hours of Sunday 29 May 2005, during an incident to the South of Al Amarah, Iraq.
* Lance Corporal Alan Brackenbury, The King's Royal Hussars, aged 21 from East Riding, Yorkshire
Guardsman Anthony John Wakefield died during the early hours of Monday 2 May 2005 as a result of wounds sustained during a routine patrol in Al Amarah, Iraq.
* Guardsman Anthony John Wakefield, 1st Battalion The Coldstream Guards, aged 24 from Newcastle-upon-Tyne
A British soldier was found dead in his accommodation at Basrah Air Station on Monday 28 March 2005. An investigation is underway, and his death is not thought to have been the result of hostile action.
* Private Mark Dobson, Tyne-Tees Regiment, aged 41 from County Durham
An RAF C-130K Hercules crashed 30 kilometres north-west of Baghdad on Sunday 30 January 2005 at approximately 1635 local time. The aircraft was on a flight between Baghdad International Airport and Balad airbase. Ten UK Service personnel are missing believed killed; nine from the Royal Air Force and one from the Army. Their repatriation to RAF Lyneham commenced on the afternoon of Monday 7 February 2005, being flown out from Basrah with full honours.
* Squadron Leader Patrick Marshall, Headquarters Strike Command, aged 39
* Flight Lieutenant David Stead, 47 Squadron, RAF Lyneham, aged 35 from Yorkshire
* Flight Lieutenant Andrew Smith, 47 Squadron, RAF Lyneham, aged 25
* Flight Lieutenant Paul Pardoel, 47 Squadron, RAF Lyneham, aged 35
* Master Engineer Gary Nicholson, 47 Squadron, RAF Lyneham, aged 42
* Chief Technician Richard Brown, RAF Lyneham, aged 40
* Flight Sergeant Mark Gibson, 47 Squadron, RAF Lyneham, aged 34
* Sergeant Robert O'Connor, RAF Lyneham, aged 38
* Corporal David Williams, RAF Lyneham, aged 37
* Acting Lance Corporal Steven Jones, Royal Signals, aged 25 from Fareham
The findings of the Board of Inquiry into the loss of RAF Hercules XV179 were published on 8 December 2005:
* Conclusions of the inquiry into the loss of RAF Hercules XV179 in Iraq published
* Findings of the Board of Inquiry into the loss of RAF Hercules XV179
* Military Aircraft Accident Summary - RAF Hercules XV179
The Secretary of State for Defence, the Rt Hon Geoff Hoon MP, said on Monday 31 January 2005:
"It is with great regret that I can confirm that nine Royal Air Force personnel and one soldier are missing believed killed in yesterday's crash of an RAF C-130 Hercules in Iraq. On behalf of the Ministry of Defence and all the Armed Forces, I should like to extend my deepest sympathies to the families of these servicemen.
"The aircraft was on a flight between Baghdad International Airport and Balad airbase when it crashed. UK and US forces have secured the crash site, and are now recovering the bodies, and attempting to ascertain the cause of the crash. We are aware of reports that the aircraft may have been shot down, but we are not in a position to come to any conclusions until the investigation is complete.
"The deaths of these Servicemen are especially poignant on a day when Iraqis were able to enjoy the freedom of democratic elections for the first time in many years.
"I can only echo the sentiment of the Prime Minister in recognising the sacrifice of these Servicemen."
Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, who is the Honorary Air Commodore of RAF Lyneham, paid a private visit to the station on 1 February to express her condolences to members of 47 Squadron and the Engineering Wing, and speak with personnel who are providing support to the bereaved families.
A British soldier was found dead from a gunshot wound at Shaibah Logistic Base on Sunday 26 December 2004. Hostile action is not thought to be responsible. The Royal Military Police investigation continues, but initial inquiries do not suggest suspicious circumstances.
* Sergeant Paul Connolly, Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers, aged 33 from Crawley in West Sussex
At 1830 local on Monday 8 November 2004, a Warrior armoured vehicle from the Black Watch Battle Group was hit by a roadside bomb north of Camp Dogwood. The Warrior left the road, its wheels destroyed on one side, and one soldier was killed and two others injured - neither seriously. The injured men were taken by a US helicopter medevac team to a military hospital in Baghdad; and the damaged Warrior was subsequently recovered to Camp Dogwood.
* Private Pita Tukutukuwaqa, The Black Watch, aged 27 from Fiji
Three British soldiers were killed, and others injured, in a suicide car-bomb attack on a vehicle check-point within the Black Watch area of operations on Thursday 4 November 2004. An Iraqi interpreter was also killed, and eight soldiers were wounded.
* Sergeant Stuart Gray, The Black Watch, aged 31 from Dunfermline, Fife
* Private Paul Lowe, The Black Watch, aged 19 from Fife
* Private Scott McArdle, The Black Watch, aged 22 from Glenrothes
Lieutenant-Colonel James Cowan, commanding the 1st Battalion The Black Watch, said at Camp Dogwood on Friday 5 November 2004:
"It is my sad duty to report the death of three of my soldiers. At 1300 on 4 November, a patrol from D Company, the 1st Battalion The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) was conducting a Vehicle Check Point in an area east of the Euphrates. At this time, a suicide bomber drove his vehicle at the soldiers, detonating the device. The troops then came under sustained mortar fire. Three soldiers and one civilian interpreter were killed, and eight soldiers wounded. Sergeant Stuart Gray, Private Paul Lowe, and Private Scott McArdle were all killed instantly, as was the patrol's interpreter, whose name cannot be released for security reasons.
"For a close-knit family such as the Black Watch, this is indeed a painful blow. All three of the soldiers were our friends, but as we mourn their deaths, so we remember their lives and give thanks to their contribution to the life of our Regiment. The interpreter had been with the Black Watch since our arrival in Iraq, and had become a friend to the soldiers. He had volunteered to come north with us, and had delayed his wedding, which was to have taken place on the day of his death. Stuart Gray was a Sergeant of great experience in the Mortar Platoon; Paul Lowe was a talented drummer in the Pipes and Drums; and Scott McArdle was a rifleman in the elite Reconnaissance Platoon. We will miss them as brothers-in-arms, and extend our sympathy and love to their families. The whole of the Black Watch is saddened by this loss. But while we fell this blow most keenly, we will not be deterred from seeing our task through to a successful conclusion."
Major Lindsay MacDuff, the Officer Commanding the Battalion's Rear Party at Warminster, said on Friday 5 November 2004:
"The Black Watch has always been a close-knit family, and the news that three of our soldiers were tragically killed while serving in Iraq is keenly felt by all ranks and their families. All are left saddened by the news that we have lost three friends.
"The men of the Black Watch are determined to continue with their operational tasks in Iraq. In the words from a key passage of the Regimental Collect, "We of the Black Watch will stand fast in the faith and be strong" at this time, both here with the families, and with the men on operations.
"The Army and the Black Watch have a robust and coordinated welfare structure that is designed to meet the needs of those affected by the incident yesterday. We would ask the media to keep their distance and give us a chance to grieve and come to terms with our loss at what is a difficult time."
A British soldier was found dead at a military base in Basrah on the morning of Sunday 31 October 2004. The investigation into the death is ongoing, but it is not believed to be the result of any hostile act.
* Staff Sergeant Denise Michelle Rose, Royal Military Police, aged 34 from Liverpool
A soldier from The Black Watch died, and a further three suffered minor injuries and shock, in a road traffic accident in North Babil province on Friday 29 October 2004.
* Private Kevin McHale, The Black Watch, aged 27 from Lochgelly in Fife
Two British soldiers died following the ambush of a military convoy south-west of Basrah on Tuesday 28 September 2004. An armoured Land Rover was badly damaged, and as troops sought to extract the casualties, they came under small arms fire.
* Corporal Marc Taylor, Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers, aged 27 from Ellesmere Port
* Gunner David Lawrence, Royal Artillery, aged 25 from Wallsall
A British soldier died in a road traffic accident near Al Amarah on Friday 10 September 2004.
* Fusilier Stephen Jones, The Royal Welch Fusiliers, aged 22 from Denbeigh
A British soldier was killed in an exchange of fire with insurgents in Basrah on Tuesday 17 August 2004.
* Lance Corporal Paul Thomas, The Light Infantry, aged 29 from Welshpool
A British soldier was killed and another seriously injured by an improvised explosive device attack in Basrah on Thursday 12 August 2004.
* Private Marc Ferns, The Black Watch, aged 21 from Glenrothes in Fife
A soldier was killed, and several others were injured, in an attack on British vehicles in Basrah on Monday 9 August 2004.
* Private Lee O'Callaghan, Princess of Wales' Royal Regiment, aged 20 from London
A British soldier was killed in an accident at Al Amarah on Wednesday 4 August 2004.
* Private Christopher Rayment, Princess of Wales' Royal Regiment, aged 22 from London
A British airman was killed when an RAF Puma helicopter suffered an accident at Basrah International Airport on Monday 19 July 2004.
* Flight Lieutenant Kristian Gover, 33 Squadron RAF, aged 30
A British soldier was killed, and two injured, in an improvised explosive device attack on British vehicles in Basrah on the morning of Monday 28 June 2004.
* Fusilier Gordon Gentle, Royal Highland Fusiliers, aged 19 from Glasgow
A British soldier was fatally injured in a vehicle accident at Shaibah Logistics Base on the morning of Thursday 12 February 2004.
* Corporal Richard Ivell, Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers, aged 29 from near Doncaster, South Yorkshire.
A soldier died in a tragic accident in Basrah on Saturday 31 January 2004.
* Sapper Robert Thomson, Royal Engineers, aged 22 from West Lothian
A British soldier was killed, and another injured, in a road traffic accident at Al Amarah on Wednesday 21 January 2004.
* Rifleman Vincent Windsor, Royal Green Jackets, aged 23 from Oxfordshire
A British Serviceman died following a tragic incident on a training range near Basrah on the morning of Wednesday 7 January 2004.
* Lance Corporal Andrew Craw, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, aged 21 from Clackmannanshire
Two British soldiers were killed in a road traffic accident in Baghdad early on Thursday 1 January 2004.
* Major James Stenner, Welsh Guards, aged 30 from Monmouthshire
* Sergeant Norman Patterson, Cheshire Regiment, aged 28 from Staffordshire
A British Serviceman was killed in a road traffic accident in Basrah on Thursday 6 November 2003.
* Private Ryan Thomas, Royal Regiment of Wales, aged 18 from Resolven, near Neath in Glamorgan.
A Royal Marines NCO was killed by hostile fire during an operation on Friday 31 October 2003.
* Corporal Ian Plank, Royal Marines, aged 31 from Poole
A Territorial Army soldier died in a tragic incident on Tuesday 23 September 2003 whilst serving at Shaibah near Basrah.
* Sergeant John Nightingale, 217 Transport Squadron, aged 32 from Leeds
A British soldier was killed and another wounded in an incident in Ali As Sharqi in southern Iraq on Wednesday 27 August 2003.
* Fusilier Russell Beeston, 52nd Lowland Regiment, aged 26 from Govan
Three soldiers from the Royal Military Police were killed, and one seriously wounded, during an incident in central Basrah on the morning of Saturday 23 August 2003.
* Major Matthew Titchener, 150 Provost Company, aged 32 from Southport, Merseyside
* Company Sergeant Major Colin Wall, 150 Provost Company, aged 34 from Crawleyside, County Durham
* Corporal Dewi Pritchard, 116 Provost Company, aged 35 from Bridgend
The senior RMP officer serving in Basrah, Lieutenant Colonel Bill Warren, said:
"I am deeply saddened by this tragic event. My thoughts, and those of the men and women of the Royal Military Police, are with the families and friends of those who have lost their lives. I hope that they will be given the space to grieve.
"These soldiers have been a credit to the RMP and have made a significant contribution to the rebuilding of the local police force in the region. This incident will not deter us from our mission and we will continue to work closely with our Iraqi colleagues to seek out those responsible for this criminal act and bring them to justice."
Brigadier Maurice Nugent, the Provost Marshal for the British Army and professional head of the Royal Military Police, said on Sunday 24 August 2003:
"The impact of yesterday's tragedy in Basrah, where three men of the Royal Military Police were killed, is only now beginning to be felt. The thoughts of all past and present members of the Royal Military Police are with the families. All three soldiers had young families and we will be there for them over the coming days and weeks. The RMP are one of the key players in the efforts to reform and resurrect the civil police in Iraq, and I am proud of the role played in this by Corporal Dewi Pritchard, from 116 Provost Company, West Bromwich, and Warrant Officer Colin Wall and Major Matthew Titchener, who were both from 150 Provost Company in Catterick. This essential work will continue beyond this tragedy."
A British serviceman was killed, and two wounded, during a bomb attack on a military ambulance in Basrah on Thursday 14 August 2003.
* Captain David Jones, Queen's Lancashire Regiment, aged 29 from Louth in Lincolnshire
A Territorial Army soldier died on Wednesday 13 August 2003 in southern Iraq. The cause of his death is under investigation but was not the result of hostile action.
* Private Jason Smith, 52nd Lowland Regiment, aged 32 from Hawick
An Army officer collapsed and died on Friday 18 July 2003 in southern Iraq.
* Captain James Linton, 40 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery, aged 43 from Warminster
Six Royal Military Policemen were killed in an incident at Al Majar Al Kabir on Tuesday 24 June 2003. The Defence Secretary, Geoff Hoon MP, updated the House of Commons on Wednesday 2 July 2003 on the information available concerning this incident, and another in the same area which resulted in Service personnel sustaining wounds.
The six Royal Military Policemen who died were:
* Sergeant Simon Hamilton-Jewell, aged 41 from Chessington
* Corporal Russell Aston, aged 30 from Swadlincote
* Corporal Paul Long, aged 24 from Colchester
* Corporal Simon Miller, aged 21 from Washington, Tyne & Wear
* Lance-Corporal Benjamin Hyde, aged 23 from Northallerton in Yorkshire
* Lance-Corporal Thomas Keys, aged 20 from Llanuwchllyn, near Bala in Wales
The commanding officer of 156 Provost Company, Major Bryn Parry-Jones, said:
The loss of six soldiers from such a small, tight-knit unit as 156 Provost Company clearly comes as a dreadful shock to us all, not only the friends and families of those killed, but also all those in the Royal Military Police who knew and worked with them.
All these men were highly professional Soldiers and Policemen. Their deaths in action underlines the challenging and difficult operations that the RMP are asked to undertake both in peace and times of conflict.
From the oldest, aged 41, to the youngest, aged 20, these soldiers had between them a wealth of operational experience and distinguished service. You will understand that the circumstances surrounding this dreadful incident are still being investigated. At this time, our priority is giving all the support we can to the families and friends who are having to cope with the loss of loved ones.
We ask our men and women to risk the ultimate sacrifice in the service of their country, and it is the sad truth that sometimes that sacrifice comes to pass.
All six soldiers were extremely popular and well liked within the unit and they will be sadly missed by all of us.
A Board of Inquiry was convened following the deaths of the six Royal Military Policemen at Majarr al Kabir on 24 Jun 03. To see the findings of the report click here
A civilian member of the Defence Fire Service died in hospital in the UK on Thursday 22 May 2003, having fallen ill in the Gulf.
* Mr Leonard Harvey, aged 55, based at Wattisham in Suffolk
An RAF Policeman died in Kuwait on Monday 19 May 2003, believed to be from natural causes.
* Corporal David Shepherd, Royal Air Force Police, aged 34
An RAF Regiment Gunner died in hospital in the UK on Thursday 8 May 2003, following injuries sustained in a traffic accident in Iraq.
* Gunner Duncan Pritchard, 16 Squadron RAF Regiment, aged 22
A soldier from 3rd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment, died in an accident in Iraq on Tuesday 6 May 2003.
* Private Andrew Kelly, 3rd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment, aged 18 from Tavistock
A British soldier was killed in an explosion in southern Iraq on Wednesday 30 April 2003.
* Lance Corporal James McCue, 7 Air Assault Battalion, REME, aged 27 from Paisley
A soldier was killed in action in Basrah on Sunday 6 April 2003.
* Fusilier Kelan Turrington, Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, aged 18
In a separate incident, two other soldiers were killed in action in Basrah later the same day.
* Lance Corporal Ian Malone, 1st Battalion, aged 28 from Dublin, and
* Piper Christopher Muzvuru, aged 21 from Zimbabwe both from the 1st Battalion, Irish Guards
A soldier was killed in an accident involving a light armoured vehicle on Tuesday 1 April 2003. An officer died in hospital in the UK on Tuesday 22 April 2003 from injuries sustained in the accident.
* Lieutenant Alexander Tweedie, aged 25, and
* Lance Corporal Karl Shearer, both from the Household Cavalry Regiment
A soldier was killed in southern Iraq on Monday 31 March 2003 during an explosive ordnance disposal operation.
* Staff Sergeant Chris Muir, Army School of Ammunition, Royal Logistic Corps, aged 32 from Romsey in Hampshire
A soldier was killed in a road traffic accident in Kuwait on Sunday 30 March 2003.
* Lance Corporal Shaun Brierley, 212 Signal Squadron, 1 (UK) Armoured Division HQ & Signal Regiment, aged 28 from West Yorkshire
A Royal Marine was killed in action during fighting in the area of Basrah on Sunday 30 March 2003.
* Marine Christopher Maddison, 9 Assault Squadron Royal Marines, aged 24 from Scarborough
On Sunday 30 March 2003, a Royal Marine officer died of natural causes.
* Major Steve Ballard, 3 Commando Brigade, Royal Marines, aged 33, from Swindon
A British soldier was killed in an incident involving light armoured vehicles of D Squadron, The Blues & Royals, on Friday 28 March 2003. Four others were injured. The circumstances surrounding the incident are being investigated.
The soldier killed was:
* Lance Corporal of Horse Matty Hull, Household Cavalry Regiment, aged 25 from Windsor
On Tuesday 25 March 2003, two soldiers from the Queen's Royal Lancers were killed when their Challenger 2 tank was accidentally hit by another Challenger 2 during a period of multiple engagements with Iraqi enemy forces. The two men have been named as:
* Corporal Stephen Allbutt, aged 35 from Stoke-on-Trent, and
* Trooper David Clarke, aged 19 from Littleworth, Staffordshire both from the Queen's Royal Lancers
On Monday 24 March 2003, a soldier from 1st Battalion The Black Watch was killed in action near Al Zubayr.
* Lance Corporal Barry Stephen, 1st Battalion The Black Watch, aged 31 from Perth
A soldier was killed in action near Az Zubayr near Basrah on Monday 24 March 2003.
* Sergeant Steven Roberts, 2nd Royal Tank Regiment, aged 33 from Bradford
Two British soldiers were reported missing, later confirmed as killed, after an attack on British military vehicles in southern Iraq on Sunday 23 March 2003.
* Sapper Luke Allsopp, 33 Engineer Regiment (EOD), aged 24 from North London
* Staff Sergeant Simon Cullingworth, 33 Engineer Regiment (EOD), aged 36 from Essex
On Sunday 23 March 2003, an RAF GR4 Tornado aircraft from RAF Marham, which was returning from an operational mission, was engaged near the Kuwaiti border by a Patriot missile battery. Both aircrew were killed.
* Flight Lieutenant Kevin Barry Main, Pilot, IX (B) Squadron
* Flight Lieutenant David Rhys Williams, Navigator, IX (B) Squadron
The Military Aircraft Accident Summary reporting the investigation of this fatal incident was published on 14 May 2004. Click here for a direct link to the MAAS report.
At around 0130 GMT on Saturday 22 March 2003, two Royal Navy Sea King Mk 7 Airborne Early Warning helicopters collided over the northern Arabian Gulf. There were no survivors from the six British and one US crew members aboard. The incident was not the result of enemy action.
* Lieutenant Philip Green RN, aged 30 from Caythorpe, Lincolnshire,
* Lieutenant Antony King RN, aged 35 from Helston, Cornwall,
* Lieutenant Marc Lawrence RN, aged 26 from Westgate-on-Sea, Kent,
* Lieutenant Philip West RN, aged 32 from Budock Water, Cornwall,
* Lieutenant James Williams RN, aged 28 from Falmouth, Cornwall, and
* Lieutenant Andrew Wilson RN, aged 36 from Exeter all from 849 Squadron, RNAS Culdrose
The Commanding Officer of 849 Squadron asked for this letter to be published in response to all the messages of condolence received:
The early hours of 22 March 2003 marked a sad day in the proud history of 849 Naval Air Squadron. Two Sea King Mk 7 helicopters of 849 A Flight collided over the North Arabian Gulf, whilst conducting missions in support of coalition forces, with the loss of all seven crewmembers. As one can imagine, this tragic event has shocked and devastated everyone, not only the friends and loved ones of those involved but also of those associated in anyway with 849 Naval Air Squadron, the wider Fleet Air Arm community, and beyond.
Messages of condolence, support and sympathy began arriving early Saturday morning. Since then, Culdrose and 849 Squadron have been overwhelmed by the flow of tributes that continue to arrive. These have come from all quarters and include those close to fallen comrades, fellow aviators, members of the armed forces and from the general public. The strength and understanding that these messages convey cannot be underestimated; they have been, and continue to be, of enormous support not only to the friends and family of those involved, but to those still serving on A Flight and the 849 community as a whole. It will take time to respond personally to all the tributes, but be assured that all those associated with 849 Naval Air Squadron are eternally grateful and will draw great strength from them in the coming weeks and months.
Despite such horrendous losses, 849 A Flight remain in theatre and continue to execute vital missions in support of Gulf operations. The 'Eyes of the Fleet' may have dimmed briefly but they remain open, alert and ever vigilant. Finally, to our fallen comrades from 849 A Flight we say: Rest in peace in the knowledge that your professionalism, dedication and ultimate sacrifice will never go unrecognised or be forgotten.
At around midnight GMT on Friday 21 March 2003, a US Marine Corps CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter crashed south of the Kuwait border with US and UK personnel aboard; there were no survivors. Eight personnel from 3 Commando Brigade died in the accident, along with four US aircrew.
* Colour Sergeant John Cecil, Royal Marines, UK Landing Force Command Support Group, aged 35, from Plymouth
* Lance Bombardier Llywelyn Evans, 29 Commando Regiment Royal Artillery, aged 24 from Llandudno
* Captain Philip Stuart Guy, Royal Marines, aged 29, from Skipton, Yorkshire
* Marine Sholto Hedenskog, Royal Marines, aged 26, from Cape Town, South Africa
* Sergeant Les Hehir, 29 Commando Regiment Royal Artillery, aged 34, from Poole in Dorset
* Operator Mechanic (Communications) Second Class Ian Seymour RN, 148 Commando Battery Royal Artillery, aged 29 years, from Poole in Dorset
* Warrant Officer Second Class Mark Stratford, Royal Marines, aged 39, from Plymouth
* Major Jason Ward, Royal Marines, UK Landing Force Command Support Group, aged 34, from Torquay in Devon
Acting Chief Petty Officer Simon Roger Owen, aged 38 from Plymouth, died from natural causes aboard HMS Chatham, during a deployment to the Gulf, on Friday 17 December 2004. Although initial reports associated A/CPO Owen's death with operations in Iraq, HMS Chatham was not assigned to or engaged in Operation TELIC at that time, and his name has not been included in the total for operations in Iraq.