Another brave British soldier sacrificed to global zionism
It is with deep regret that the Ministry of Defence must confirm the death of Lance Corporal Michael Jones Royal Marines during operations in southern Afghanistan on Sunday 29 July 2007.
Lance Corporal Michael Jones RM was killed in action in Afghanistan on 29 July 2007, at the age of 26. Raised in Newbald, Yorkshire, he was born on 2 February 1981 and joined the Royal Marines aged 18 on 8 February 1999. Through eight years of meritorious service, he served on operations in Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan.
His Commanding Officer said: "Michael was a truly exceptional Junior Non-Commissioned Officer, the best at his level, who unflinchingly stood, time after time, shoulder to shoulder with his friends in the very worst of conditions. It will be impossible to replace Michael. He will be remembered as a genuine and loyal friend whose selfless bravery whilst assaulting a formidable Taliban position is an example to us all".
Tuesday, 31 July 2007
An Analysis of European Mankind’s Existential Crisis and a Plan for Our Salvation.
Paper delivered by Dr. David Duke at the Europe and Russia: New Perspectives Conference in Moscow, July 18, 2007
In this paper I will outline the most significant threats to European Mankind’s existence and then propose paths to our salvation.
It is only fitting that we gather in the largest populated city of European Mankind on Earth. The masses of our beautiful people that we see on the streets of Moscow in some ways give us hope. In other ways, the endless passing by of bright eyes and fair complexions may blind our own eyes to the dark danger facing our people. Walking on the streets of Moscow one would think our race is not in crisis. But, indeed we are in the gravest danger of our long existence.
European Mankind faces the abyss of biological oblivion. Every White nation on earth has catastrophically low White birthrates. Worldwide, people of European descent have a birthrate of only 1.2 children for every two potential parents. That means a greater than forty percent decline in population with each generation–and that doesn’t even consider the factor of racial intermarriage with non-Europeans, which also effectively reduces the birth rate of the European genotype.
Genocidal birthrates, combined with massive non-European immigration into White nations, ensure that unless a revolution for our survival occurs soon in the White world, our people will be only outnumbered, scattered remnants in just a few short generations–vastly outnumbered even in our own nations and close to the edge of extinction.
Audio version. (1hr:10m - 12Mb)
This lengthy article is an absolute must read for any person who still posseses more than two functioning brain cells. I hope you find it suitably chilling. I hope it motivates you to do something positive. I hope you join the BNP.
Monday, 30 July 2007
St Dunstan’s, provide crucial assistance to ex-Service men and women with very significant loss of sight. Our specialist training and support helps them regain their independence and optimism and make the most of the opportunities available to them. We're partners for life, helping not just St Dunstaners, but also their families, who often need support or advice in their own right. Teaching new skills, sorting out housing issues, helping with benefit claims, and providing a thriving sporting and social network are just a few of our many roles.
St Dunstans urgently need your help and support in order to continue their work helping blinded ex-service men and women. Without it they cannot continue.
Not for the first time that other miserable bunch of bastards at the national lottery have repeatedly refused lottery grant funding for St Dunstans, preferring as they do to finance battered asian housewives and Caribbean day centers. I bet some of them still think St Dunstans is just the title of a Caravan album. Whereof I say 'If I Could Do It All Over Again I'd Do It All Over You'.
So go on, whatcha waitin for?.
Get out the credit card or cheque book and donate.
St Dunstans Homepage.
Those readers less afflicted by memory loss than yours truly will recall that I expressed the earnest desire that it should piss down for the entire Wimbledon fortnight. However it has now become apparent that subsequently I forgot to pray for it to stop raining afterwards. Therefore, it is in all likelihood the fault of your beloved Colonel that it has absolutely fucking slashed down for the last month.
So sorry. But then I have been very, very drunk lately....
It seems that a Miserable Bunch of Bastards in Ashtead have objected to the proposal to convert a large detached property in Gray’s Lane Ashtead into an short stay hostel for friends and relatives who are visiting injured Services personnel recovering at a nearby convalescent home.
Apparently these craven cowards; these inept greedy scum are fearful that the value of their suburban hovels will diminish in such close proximity to ordinary common lower class folk. Maybe they are concerned that the idea of men and women who may have 'something wrong' with them may perhaps in some way offend their finely tuned sensibilities.
As BNP News reports:
"One would have imagined that residents would welcome the opportunity to display hospitality and sympathy towards such visitors – the often traumatised mums and dads, brothers and sisters, sons and daughters of injured Services personnel; those brave lads and lasses who risk life and limb on a daily basis in the service of their country! It’s not as though complaining residents will have their suburban vistas “blighted” by the shocking sight of servicemen and women with missing limbs or eyes, or perhaps paralysed through spinal injuries, or badly disfigured from fire – anymore than having their peace and tranquillity disturbed by the screams of the mentally wrecked – the poor souls condemned to perpetually relive their own experience of hell every time they close their eyes!".
However there is good news in that over 31,000 people have now signed the petition in support of the SSAFA.
This is good – BUT IT IS NOT GOOD ENOUGH!
Have you signed yet? Have you encouraged your family, friends, neighbours and work colleagues to add their names? Have you passed on the petition details to your email contacts over the Internet? If not get cracking – as Mole Valley District Council’s planning committee is meeting up on Wednesday (1st August) evening to consider it!
Today we learn that the Association of British EX-Service personnel (ABEX) has joined the growing band of Services orientated Internet facilities asking people to support our Services personnel and their families by signing the petition. We strongly recommend that you visit this site as it covers a very broad range of issues of both general, and specific, interest to all those who appreciate the work done by our Armed Forces and who recognise that their families deserve support and respect as well.
The ABEX site may be found here.
The PETITION may be found here.
In addition please also email the planning committee at Mole Valley District Council to express your support for the SSAFA proposal. The email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Services personnel and their families need your support, don’t let them down!
Don't be a Miserable Bunch of Bastards.
Sunday, 29 July 2007
Another brave British soldier sacrificed to global zionism
It is with great sadness that the Ministry of Defence has confirmed the death of Sergeant Barry Keen of 14 Signal Regiment, killed by a mortar attack in Afghanistan on Friday 27 July 2007.
Sergeant Keen was serving as a communications specialist with 245 Signal Squadron, Royal Corps of Signals, attached to Battle Group (South). The Battle Group is currently deployed on Operation CHAKUSH (or "hammer"), a deliberate operation to defeat the Taleban in the Upper Geresk Valley, Helmand Province, southern Afghanistan.
The operation was in its fourth day of fierce fighting when Sergeant Keen was killed in an indirect fire attack on compound near the village of Mirmandab. He and his team were reorganising themselves in a secured area after acting in support of the Afghan National Army, when a single mortar round landed next to Sergeant Keen.
Despite being located with the Regimental Aid Post and receiving immediate medical treatment, sadly Sergeant Keen's injuries were too severe and he died.
"The news of his death has been received here in the Regiment with great sadness, but also with a fierce determination to complete our tasks and to be a force for good in Afghanistan. Quote: Lt Col Steve Vickery".
Saturday, 28 July 2007
News article filed by BNP news team.
Striking floral tributes from family and friends
The funeral of BNP activist Keith Brown was held in Blurton, Stoke-on-Trent yesterday (26th). As Keith’s coffin was driven to St Bartholomew’s chapel over one hundred British National Party supporters were waiting outside in the pouring rain.
BNPTV Video Link.
Keith was murdered earlier this month in his own garden in front of his family; a victim of a brutal racist attack carried out by a gang of Muslim thugs.
At the specific request of his widow, six Stoke BNP councillors carried his coffin into the church; there was no sound other than that of greenfinches and goldfinches singing in the conifers in the church yard.
Inside the church there was not enough room and as people stood at the back of the church where rain was pouring through holes in the roof, many remained outside unable to get in.
The service itself was short with the vicar referring to the fact that the church was full and how that must have given great strength to the family.
Outside the church one journalist from a local TV station interviewed BNP Chairman, Nick Griffin and to the amazement and disgust of those gathered around, referring to the tense atmosphere that exists in Stoke between native Britons and the Islamic newcomers, actually asked him if his presence was actually making matters worse.
At the solemn internment service in Longton, amongst the many floral tributes was a beautiful and striking St George cross sent by Burnley & Padiham BNP.
Nationalists have long memories and nobody attending the service will ever forget the sight and sound of Keith’s young children crying out for their murdered father. For this is life on the frontline of multiracial Britain and unfortunately Keith will not be the last to be taken from us in such circumstances. Those politicians and their politically-correct media lackeys who make their living selling Keith and his countrymen and women into multiculturalism would do well to enjoy the fruits of their sordid and treasonous exploits while they still can.
Goodbye Keith, the manner you were taken from us was horrific and brutal but now may you rest in peace. You will be remembered always.
Donations and messages of support to Keith’s family can be sent to:
P.O Box 2641,
Another brave British soldier sacrificed to global zionism
It is with deep regret that the Ministry of Defence must confirm the death of Guardsman David Atherton from the 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards in southern Afghanistan on Thursday 26 July 2007.
Guardsman Atherton was serving in the Anti-Tank section in Number 3 Company, the 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards. The operation was in its third day of fighting when Guardsman Atherton was killed during a fierce fire fight against Taliban fighters near the village of Mirmandab. He had just successfully engaged a Taliban position with a Javelin anti-tank missile when he was shot. His brave actions helped to neutralise the enemy threat and enabled his Company to advance safely.
"Guardsman Atherton was a real character and a good friend to all who knew him. Whether he was conducting ceremonial duties in London in his tunic and bearskin, or fighting in combats, he was immensely proud to be a Grenadier. He was highly respected by all who served alongside him. Quote: Lieutenant Colonel Carew Hatherley".
Another brave British soldier sacrificed to global zionism
It is with deep sadness that the Ministry of Defence must confirm the death of Lance Corporal Alex Hawkins, aged 22, of 1st Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment, in southern Afghanistan on Wednesday 25 July 2007.
Lance Corporal Hawkins was killed and two other soldiers were injured in an explosion at around 0550 hours local time in the north eastern outskirts of Sangin in Helmand province. The soldiers had been taking part in a routine patrol and were returning to their patrol base when the explosion struck their Vector vehicle.
An emergency response helicopter was requested and Lance Corporal Hawkins was flown to the ISAF medical facility at Camp Bastion, but sadly he did not survive.
"Lance Corporal Hawkins epitomised the British Infantry soldier. Whatever role he was deployed in, he always displayed the utmost professionalism and the other men in the platoon always looked up to him. Quote: Captain Ollie Ormiston".
Thursday, 26 July 2007
St. Patrick's Day Parade, Dublin 2007.
No honestly I'm not kidding you this is a photo from the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Dublin this March. If you don't believe me look here for the rest of the image series taken by Frank Courtney at the St Paddy's day shindig in Dublin's fair shitty this year.
Isn't it just a tad incomprehensible that the leftist Fenian bog trotters across the sea spent the best part of the last century trying every means foul and abominable to expel us 'Brits' from the country even if it meant maiming and killing innocent women and children into the bargain, yet are utterly silent with regard to having medieval heathens such as this represented in public celebration of their Christian patron saint and long suffering national heritage.
Either I am going completely fucking nuts or there is something seriously wrong that needs to be urgently addressed.
Wednesday, 25 July 2007
"There are reports that the Pakistan military has carried out limited airstrikes at nine locations in north Waziristan. The attacks by helicopter gunships were carried out on the basis of specific information provided by the United States that these areas houses terrorist training camps.
Some unconfirmed reports say that this could perhaps been some limited US participation as well. The reports of the operations come at a time when US intelligence has said that Osama Bin Laden and his al-Qaeda operatives are hiding in Pakistan and are carrying out strikes on allied forces in Afghanistan. A ground invasion is not ruled out, local media reports say that Frontier Corps forces are being sent from Islamabad to Waziristan for possible action in the next few days or even hours".
When you 'has been about a bit like wot I has', it comes as no small surprise to learn of the existence of places such as Waziristan.
Where the fuck is it?..
The two Arab countries with ties to Israel have paid an historic visit to the Jewish state to "extend the hand of peace" on behalf of their fellow Arabs.
The Egyptian and Jordanian foreign ministers' visit was to present a peace plan backed by the Arab League, which has no diplomatic ties with Israel.
What's the betting these two traitorous schmucks end up dead in the not too distant. Welcome to fatwah city dudes...
Christian Identity, a taster.
Lev 26:22 And I will send the beast of the field among you, which shall rob you of your children, and destroy your cattle, and make you few in number; and your ways shall become desolate.
Neh 13:27 Shall we then hearken unto you to do all this great evil, to transgress against our God in marrying strange wives?
Lev 18:23 And thou shalt not lie with any beast to defile thyself therewith; neither shall any woman stand before a beast, to lie down thereto: it is confusion.
Lev 20:15 And if a man lie with a beast, he shall surely be put to death: and ye shall slay the beast.
Lev 20:16 And if a woman approach unto any beast, and lie down thereto, thou shalt kill the woman, and the beast: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.
Now you can clearly see above that race mixing is not only abhorred by YHWH, but he rewards those who rise against it. Imagine that, and your average so-called "preacher" won't tell you that because it's not "politically correct". But "Truth" always prevails, just think about it.
It is very dangerous for an individual to literally ignore reality just to suit the ignorance of those foolish around him. Let me begin by saying that I am fully aware of the controversy this issue brings, and I am also aware of the many naysayers who wish to discredit YHWH's Ministry, and attribute the message to simply being "anti-semitic" or "bigoted". I can assure the reader though that these things are simply false, and can be refuted here very abruptly.
First of all, the Bible is concerned with only one Race, and that is Israel (anglo-saxons). However the other Races are explained within Scripture concerning their different origins, their plights compared to Israelites, and even their occassional involvement with matters at hand. Beyond that though, one must remember that there are several examples forbidding race-mixing, and the punishment is pretty severe to say the least!.
Full Article by Pastor Jonathan Williams.
News article filed by BNP news team
BNP members pay their respects in Mirfield - future parades could be axed.
Remembrance Day parades are the latest victims of politically correct red tape. Police and councils have drawn up new health and safety guidelines which mean that the parades will become too expensive to hold.
Parade organisers in Horwich, Lancashire, are believed to be the first to cancel their parade after they were faced with a bill for £18,000. The town has held a parade each year since 1945 to commemorate the 350 local people who died in the wars. Previously, the police had implemented a free "rolling roadblock", but now marshals must be employed and organisers will have to pay for any roads they want closing.
Bolton Council has increased the cost of closing roads by £500 - to £800 and it can cost £50 a day for marshals.
The Royal British Legion said the move could mean the end for parades up and down the country. Others have condemned the moves as a mark of disrespect to those who gave their lives for this country. Several hundred people attend the Remembrance Day parade in Horwich. A former mayor called it "a further erosion of what we hold dear".
Many other traditional events have fallen foul of health and safety legislation in recent times - an Easter duck race in Cheshire and the Christmas lights switch on in Scarborough are just two examples of politically correct lunacy ruining events which have been held without problems for many years.
Tuesday, 24 July 2007
Reported by Derek MacThomas
Families are running up debt as they use credit cards to pay for daily necessities, as they are ground into the dirt by economic and workplace law changes ordered by the government's New World Order masters.
The Australia Calling webcast by Derek MacThomas for this week which features this story and more form down under can be downloaded for your listening pleasure.
Here: Australia Calling 23/07/07 edition.
Courtesy of http://www.nsm88radio.com
Monday, 23 July 2007
The Green Arrow has secured a download location for Nick Griffin's banned BNP party political broadcast for the Welsh assembly back in May. The broadcast which was banned by the BBC containing a most excellent speech by Nick Griffin can be viewed and downloaded at The Home of the Green Arrow.
I have tried to find information relation to MIA and AWOL personnel in both Telic and Herrick theatres but can find nothing. However I am reliably informed that the figures, whatever they may be, are worryingly significant.
As at 21 July 2007, a total of 163 British Armed Forces personnel or MOD civilians have died serving on Operation Telic since the start of the campaign in March 2003.
Of these, 124 are classed as Killed in Action or Died of Wounds (100 are classed as Killed in Action and 24 are classed as Died of Wounds sustained from Action).
39 are known to have died either as a result of illness, non-combat injuries or accidents, or have not yet officially been assigned a cause of death pending the outcome of an investigation.
As at 12 July 2007, a total of 64 British Forces personnel or MOD civilians have died while serving in Operation Herrick since the start of operations in November 2001.
Of these, 41 are classed as Killed in Action or Died of Wounds sustained from Action (36 are classed as Killed in Action, 5 are classed as Died of Wounds sustained from Action).
23 are known to have died either as a result of illness, non-combat injuries or accidents, or have not yet officially been assigned a cause of death pending the outcome of an investigation.
The MOD update this list every two weeks and it is always two weeks behind. Non serious cases not included and figures constantly under review.
For the period from 1 January 2006 to 30 June 2007:
Centrally available records show that:
* 236 UK military and civilian personnel were admitted to UK Field Hospitals and categorised as Wounded in Action, including as a result of hostile action.
* 1,736 UK military and civilian personnel were admitted to UK Field Hospitals for Disease or Non Battle Injuries.
* 31 UK personnel were categorised as Very Seriously Injured from all causes excluding disease.
* 46 UK military and civilian personnel were categorised as Seriously Injured from all causes excluding disease.
* 1,030 UK military and civilian personnel were aeromedically evacuated from Iraq on medical grounds, whatever the reason.
For the period 1 January 2006 to 30 June 2007:
Centrally available records show that:
* 203 UK military and civilian personnel were admitted to UK Field Hospitals and categorised as Wounded in Action, including as a result of hostile action.
* 451 UK military and civilian personnel were admitted to UK Field Hospitals for disease or non-battle injuries.
* 26 UK personnel were categorised as Very Seriously Injured from all causes excluding disease.
* 30 UK personnel were categorised as Seriously Injured from all causes excluding disease.
* 509 UK personnel were aeromedically evacuated from Afghanistan on medical grounds, whatever the reason.
News article filed by BNP news team
Seasoned nationalist campaigners have long known that the media do not just report the news, they control the news. The editors in television studios and news rooms around the country, whether newspapers, radio or television decide which material should be headlines news, which material should be suppressed and in a case of stating the obvious, the same editors decide how to portray the news and will even make up stories and downright lies to suit a particular agenda.
Readers, viewers and listeners must use their own skill and judgment to decide how much, if any, of a news story is to be believed.
This deliberate manipulation of the news was revealed in a confession by a former chief of London Weekend Television. David Cox, former LWT head of current affairs and now an independent producer for the BBC, ITV and Channel 4, says that TV's "culture of deception" extends across all programmes -even the news. (It) "…goes on all the time. We're bad boys".
Cox confessed to manipulating the truth on news reports himself, saying: "Any kind of TV, even news and current affairs, have built into them the idea of a fabrication which is justified and necessary... but it can easily shade into what becomes in some cases a lie. When the pressure is on, you've got to meet a deadline, there's this blurry border and it's easy to cross the line.""
He also dismissed BBC director-general-Mark Thompson's take on the crisis, involving faked phone-in competitions on Children in Need, Sport Relief, Comic Relief and the Liz Kershaw Show on BBC 6 Music.
Cox, whose credits include BBC2 debating series Nation, said: "This springs from something deep, not - as Mark Thompson would have you believe - that this came about suddenly... There's a culture of deception in TV since it was created."
This deception includes the lies about the BNP broadcast by the BBC in its truly appalling and inaccurate 2005 “Secret Agent” programme which led to months of wasted police time and two costly and failed court cases against Nick Griffin and Mark Collett.
This deception includes the lies about multiculturalism, which has proven to be a social and economic disaster for the British people yet is still the cherished Holy Grail for liberal-leftists.
This deception includes the endless lies spun about British history, the origins of the our people, the deceitful portrayal and denigration of our national heroes and heroines.
The BNP stands for the revolutionary principle that the printing presses and broadcast channels of the media must tell the truth in their reports. We will enact laws that will ensure that the dictatorship of the media over free debate in our society is dismantled and a truly democratic system is created that allows all sections of our society free and unfettered access to the media.
Saturday, 21 July 2007
Another brave British soldier sacrificed to global zionism
It is with deep regret that the Ministry of Defence must confirm the death of Lance Corporal Timothy Darren Flowers from the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers in Basra City, southern Iraq on Saturday 21 July 2007.
LCpl Flowers, from the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers but who was attached to the 2nd Royal Tank Regiment, died as a result of an indirect fire attack on Basra Palace. Lance Corporal Timothy Darren ‘Daz’ Flowers, aged 25, of The Corps of Royal Electrical Mechanical Engineers, attached to the 2nd Royal Tank Regiment and serving with the Irish Guards Battle Group in Iraq, tragically died from injuries sustained from an indirect fire attack on Basra Palace on Saturday 21 July 2007. He was working on the vehicle park when the attack occurred and, despite reacting quickly and carrying out the correct drills, he was hit by shrapnel and subsequently died from his injuries. He lived in Northern Ireland and joined the Army in January 2003.
"Very much his own man and not one to be easily swayed, he was a character and one who always had a smile on his face and a thoroughly positive outlook on life. He was selflessly committed to his work, his job and his colleagues. He would never stop work or leave the tank park if there were others still working, rather he would offer to lend a hand or take the job on himself. He died on the dusty vehicle park in the heat of the day doing what he did best – preparing vehicles for other people. Our thoughts go out to his family and friends at this very sad time. He was the most positive advertisement for his Corps, his Army and his country." Quote: Lieutenant Colonel Michael O’Dwyer MBE.
Friday, 20 July 2007
Another three young men sacrificed to global zionism.
It is with profound sadness that the Ministry of Defence must confirm the deaths of:
Senior Aircraftsman Matthew Caulwell,
Senior Aircraftsman Christopher Dunsmore,
Senior Aircraftsman Peter McFerran in southern Iraq on Thursday 19 July 2007.
As members of B Flight they were tasked on 19 July 2007 with protecting aircraft operating from Basrah Airport. Their job was to ensure that the ground over which the aircraft fly was clear from the threat of militia, who have tried to target the aircraft whilst they are at their most vulnerable, during take-off and landing.
During the early afternoon there were no aircraft movements and the three men were resting, prior to going out to patrol again. The COB came under rocket attack and tragically all three were killed instantly by the attack.
Officer Commanding No 1 Squadron Royal Air Force Regiment, Squadron Leader Jason Sutton, said:
"The Squadron has been a close knit family throughout its 85-year history, and our ethos of mutual trust and dependence is never more important than when we are engaged on challenging operations such as now in Iraq. The loss of Senior Aircraftsman Caulwell, Senior Aircraftsman Dunsmore and Senior Aircraftsman McFerran has been felt very deeply by all the on the Squadron and by other members of 903 Expeditionary Air Wing.
"SAC Matthew Caulwell was 22 years old, from Birmingham and had served on 1 Squadron since 2002. Better known to the Squadron as ‘Lip’, he was a true character known for his outgoing, gregarious nature. Though he was able to find humour in even the most difficult situation, he was also a true professional and his skills as a leader had been recognized by his promotion to Acting Corporal.
"He rose to this new challenge magnificently and the bearing and deportment of a junior non-commissioned officer came very naturally to him: his lads held him in the utmost respect and instinctively followed his example. Throughout all, his trademark good humour would keep up the spirits of his many friends, one of whom, SAC Greenwood said about him 'Lip was morale, when morale did not exist'. Loyal and unfailingly dependable, Matthew had a very bright future in the Corps and he will be sorely missed by us all.
"SAC Peter McFerran was 24, from Connahs Quay in Flintshire and the Heavy Machine Gun (HMG) operator for his unit, a position requiring great skill for which he had been carefully selected. He demonstrated during training a genuine and natural aptitude for the role and brought to it the professionalism and ingenuity that characterized all he did.
"He had followed his father into the RAF Regiment in 2004, a source of great pride to them both and he was every inch the epitome of a Regiment Gunner: robust, strong, dedicated and loyal. SAC Bell, who served in the same vehicle with Pete says simply 'he was a genuine friend that was capable of much more than he knew'.
"He was utterly dependable and as his Squadron Commander I knew I could rely on him not only for the consummate skill he brought to the job but also for his honest, incisive opinion. His job was his life, his hobby, everything, and in Pete we have lost one of our finest.
"SAC Christopher Dunsmore was 29, from Leicester, and had been a member of 504 Squadron Royal Auxiliary Air Force Regiment at RAF Cottesmore for four years. Engaged to Donna, he held a managerial position in a paint company and was a keen snow boarder, but since August 2006 he had been attached to 1 Squadron having committed a year of his life to the service of his country.
"Our Auxiliary colleagues fill vital roles on the Squadron, and none more so than Chris. He was a highly skilled individual, and from the very start of his time with us he put 100% into everything he did and was always ready for any challenge. His joie de vivre was infectious when times were hard and one of his friends, SAC Hammer captured him perfectly 'Chris had a passion for everything he did: life, hobbies and his friends'.
"Intelligent, determined and a fine comrade and friend, he was as immensely proud to serve with 1 Squadron as we were to serve alongside him. He was one of us and his loss has been deeply felt by us all.
"To lose any member of our Squadron is a tragic blow to all who knew them, trained with them, laughed with them and fought alongside them. The loss of three such popular and professional men is simply devastating. Lip, Pete and Chris will be terribly missed by all of us on 1 Squadron Royal Air Force Regiment, and we will honour their memory by continuing to do our duty here in Iraq in the manner they embodied: with determination and pride. Our thoughts and prayers are with their families at this tragic time."
Commanding Officer 504 Squadron Royal Auxiliary Air Force Regiment Squadron Leader Jan Burton said:
"Chris Dunsmore was a quiet, thoughtful individual who brought much to the Squadron. Fit, smart and very keen he participated in as many Sqn activities as possible skilfully balancing the demands of his long-term relationship to Donna, his civilian job with METOKOTE and his Sqn training obligation."
Defence Secretary Des Browne said:
"I was deeply saddened by the tragic deaths of RAF Regiment Gunners, Senior Aircraftsman Matthew Caulwell, Senior Aircraftsman Peter McFerran and Senior Aircraftsman Christopher Dunmore. They were all exceptional and talented young men whose professionalism and selfless commitment will not be forgotten. My heart felt condolences go out to their partners, families, friends and colleagues in Iraq at this most painful and difficult of times."
Thursday, 19 July 2007
By Robert Whitaker
“Liberals and respectable conservatives say there is this RACE problem. Everybody says this RACE problem will be solved when the third world pours into EVERY white country and ONLY into white countries.”
“The Netherlands and Belgium are more crowded than Japan or Taiwan, but nobody says Japan or Taiwan will solve this RACE problem by bringing in millions of third worlders and quote assimilating unquote with them.”
“Everybody says the final solution to this RACE problem is for EVERY white country and ONLY white countries to “assimilate,” i.e., intermarry, with all those non-whites.”
“What if I said there was this RACE problem and this RACE problem would be solved only if hundreds of millions of non-blacks were brought into EVERY black country and ONLY into black countries?”
“How long would it take anyone to realize I’m not talking about a RACE problem. I am talking about the final solution to the BLACK problem?”
“And how long would it take any sane black man to notice this and what kind of psycho black man wouldn’t object to this?”
“But if I tell that obvious truth about the ongoing program of genocide against my race, the white race, Liberals and respectable conservatives agree that I am a naziwhowantstokillsixmillionjews.”
“They say they are anti-racist. What they are is anti-white.”
“Anti-racist is a code word for anti-white.”
Bob’s Blog→ WhitakerOnline.Org
Wednesday, 18 July 2007
Reported by Derek MacThomas
A Syrian nationalist will be a featured guest speaker at the Sydney Forum, to give Australian patriots a Syrian perspective on Zionist aggression in the Middle East.
The Australia Calling webcast by Derek MacThomas for this week which features this story and more form down under can be downloaded for your listening pleasure.
Here: Australia Calling 07/15/07 edition.
Courtesy of http://www.nsm88radio.com
Tuesday, 17 July 2007
News article filed by BNP news team
We can exclusively reveal that West Midlands Police are risking public safety by diverting over-stretched resources away from investigations of terrorist activities amongst the large Islamic population of Britain’s second city, and waging a shocking campaign of intimidation against British patriots which has parallels with police repression in Zimbabwe and despotic African republics.
It is a story of a campaign which will shock the vast majority of Britons who have, despite all the high profile cases of mistakes and omissions made by Police across the country, retained a respect for the hard working officers who maintain a thin blue line and try and keep our streets and communities safe.
We can report a catalogue of intimidation which suggests that this is not the one off action by a couple of rogue officers but a systematic campaign coming from the very top. Chief Constable Sir Paul Scott-Lee now has some explaining to do, to his own officers, to the 19,404 people who voted for BNP candidates across the city and to the taxpaying Birmingham householders of all ethic backgrounds whose very safety is at risk by a political decision to divert resources away from terrorist investigations. If he wants his force to maintain the reputation of being a politicised agency of the Labour regime, which would not be out of place in a corrupt banana republic, then he simply needs to do nothing.
Recent catalogue of West Midlands Police intimidation involving sexual threats, detentions, threats to publicans and interrogation.
• BNP branch meeting at Drake’s Drum public house secretly filmed by West Midlands Police who had set up an observation team in an opposite college.
• South Birmingham BNP organiser arrested at 6am in the morning for distributing “Margaret – I wish I could seek asylum” leaflets. His house was searched in front of his children and he was held at a local police station for several hours. He is currently in the process of seeking compensation.
• BNP campaign van stopped several times by West Midlands Police during the local election campaign. Occupants were threatened with arrest for inciting racial hatred for playing “Rule Britannia” and asked where BNP meetings were held.
• BNP member held in police car, told that the police know who he is and where he lives. One Asian and one white officer then try to provoke him by threatening to sexually assault his mother and sister.
• Bulls Head public house in Kings Norton. Management visited by police officers shortly after a large and successful BNP meeting and told that they were not allowed to have the BNP on their premises.
• Other Birmingham landlords told by police officers that they would lose their licenses if the Party were to hold meetings at their venues.
• Signatories of BNP nomination papers individually visited and questioned by detectives from West Midlands police.
Full disturbing article.
Chief of the General Staff (CGS) General Sir Richard Dannatt has written a letter of congratulations to a New Zealand Special Air Service (NZSAS) soldier recently awarded the Commonwealth's highest military honour for an exemplary act of bravery while on operations in Afghanistan.
The Prime Minister of New Zealand Helen Clark announced on Monday 2 July 2007 that Corporal Bill (Willy) Apiata would receive the Victoria Cross for New Zealand (VC), the first to be awarded to a New Zealander since WWII, for saving the life of a critically injured soldier during an intense fire fight in Afghanistan in 2004.
The citation tells how, then Lance Corporal, Apiata and his troop came under attack from around 20 enemy fighters in an early morning raid. During the initial attack one of Lance Corporal Apiata's comrades was critically injured. Initial attempts at first aid were unsuccessful and the soldier lapsed in and out of consciousness suffering from an arterial bleed in his leg.
With total disregard of his own safety, Lance Corporal Apiata stood up and lifted his comrade, carrying him across the seventy metres of broken, rocky and fire swept ground, fully exposed in the glare of battle to heavy enemy fire and into the face of returning fire from the main Troop position. Having delivered his wounded companion to relative shelter with the remainder of the patrol, Lance Corporal Apiata re-armed himself and rejoined the counter-attack.
On Saturday, 7th of July, the Nationalsocialistisk front (NSF) in Sweden held a protest demonstration outside the German embassy in Stockholm, demanding the release of historian and publicist Ernst Zündel.
Ernst Zündel is imprisoned in Germany where he's serving a 5-year sentence, which was also preceded by 4 years in custody while waiting for his trial. The crime committed justifying such a harsh punishment is Ernst Zündel having published books presenting new scientific evidence regarding certain events of the Second World War.
Despite bad weather and oppression from the police, the demonstration assembled just under 200 friends of free speech. By 2pm the procession of demonstrators began marching, lined up in columns with banners in the front, from the gathering point at Östermalmstorg towards the German embassy, with chorus shouting "FREE ZÜNDEL - MARTYR FOR THE TRUTH". Many curious pedestrians stopped along the route to watch the march.
When arriving outside the German embassy the police had sealed of the area with a fence and a large number of polices where present. The standard-bearers lined up before the fence, while a public addressing system was set up, making sure no one in the vicinity would miss what was going on.
Three international representatives were present during the demonstration, from Denmark’s National Socialist Movement (DNSB), Nordisches Hilfswerk, and Russian National Unity (RNU). Together with leaders from NSF they walked past the police fence, to deliver a written protest, demanding Ernst Zündel's release, to the German Embassy.
The first speaker to address the public was Daniel Höglund, from Nationalsocialistisk front (NSF). Daniel spoke of how the Swedish "hate speech" law is used only to silence the national opposition in Sweden and the many juridical outrages Ernst Zündel suffered from American, Canadian and German governments. He also spoke about how historical revisionism gains more and more influence despite the authorities witch-hunt on those who dare speak the truth.
Next was the representative from DNSB, Torben Have, who described how a certain ethnical group always seems to stand above laws who apply to other ethnical groups. He also spoke about how this same ethnical minority controls an disproportionate part of the media in the western world.
The last speaker was, from Germany, Stephan Günther, from Nordisches Hilfswerk, an organization that's working to strengthen the bonds between German and Nordic nationalists. Günther spoke about the extremely difficult situation German nationalist are presented with, and described how the authorities through juridical terror and persecution are trying to silence the growing national opposition.
The demonstration marked the end of a campaign called "Free Speech is threatened" that NSF has held since three months back. During the campaign close to 400 000 leaflets has been spread all around Sweden and public meetings has been held, all to enlighten the masses of how the so called "free speech" applies in reality, and how the democratic government persecutes and imprisons nationalists who do not conform to the opinion approved by the state.
Source and images of the demonstration.
By JEFF KAROUB
Three Eastern Michigan University administrators, including the president, have been forced out, months after top school officials were accused of covering up the rape and slaying of a White female student by a black, by publicly ruling out foul play.
President John Fallon was fired, and Vice President of Student Affairs Jim Vick and Public Safety Director Cindy Hall also lost their jobs at the 23,500-student university, the chairman of the school’s governing board said Monday.
Board of Regents Chairman Thomas Sidlik also said the board would put a letter of discipline in the file of university attorney Kenneth McKanders.
The body of the slain student, Laura Dickinson, 22, was discovered Dec. 15 in her dorm room. At the time, university officials told her parents and the media that she died of asphyxiation but that there was no sign of foul play, despite evidence to the contrary.
It was not until another black Eastern Michigan student was arrested in late February and charged with murder that her family and fellow students learned she had been raped and killed.
The board appointed Provost Donald Loppnow as executive vice president. In that dual role, Loppnow will serve as the school’s chief executive until an interim president is selected.
The bastards should be dragged out and hanged for this along side the vile perpetrator..
Monday, 16 July 2007
One of Gordon Brown’s flagship Public Private Partnership schemes looks doomed this morning, as a funding crisis could send the consortium responsible for London’s underground maintenance into administration.
Metronet – a consortium made up of WS Atkins, EDF, Balfour Beatty, Thames Water and Bombardier will hold an emergency meeting later today to consider the next steps for the company. It is facing an overspend bill of £2bn and needs an extra £550m in taxpayer's money to convince its lenders to release urgently needed cash.
In a preliminary ruling on the request for the emergency funds this morning, the rail regulator Chris Bolt made clear that most of Metronet's woes were of its own doing and it did not deserve to be bailed out by the taxpayer.
In a statement, the private company was told that if it "had delivered in an efficient and economic way, its costs would have been lower". Mr Bolt has awarded the company an extra £121m, far short of the financial assistance it needs.
Increase payments requested
The PPP to service London’s 470 miles of track and 150 stations was awarded to Metronet in 1998 when Gordon Brown was Chancellor in a 30 year deal. Metronet receives a monthly fee from the authority responsible for the day to day running of the Underground – Transport for London (TfL). Metronet is asking for an increase in the monthly payments which are effectively paid by taxpayers in a central government grant to TfL.
Metronet has racked up an estimated overspend of £2bn following a series of high-profile slip-ups, including an embarrassing incident last year when it failed to prepare miles of tracks for summer temperatures. Earlier this month, 37 passengers were injured when a Central Line train was derailed by a roll of Metronet-owned tarpaulin that fell on to the tracks.
Our continental neighbours have the enviable ability to run ultra-efficient, safe, cheap transport networks. Despite EU directives which forced the separation of track and operating system, the French and German have maintained a protectionist stance guaranteeing first class services for their passengers and taxpayers.
In the pursuit of political ideology and financial short-termism the criminal gang running the country which gave the railway to the rest of the world has fragmented our transport systems, separating the infrastructure from operations and allowing sub-contracting, and handed over maintenance to private companies motivated by profit.
Saturday, 14 July 2007
A book of condolence has been set up for Keith Brown who was piteously slain by heathen scum before the eyes of his family. Keith Brown is an hero of British Nationalism who gave his life in the fight for the future of our Nation and our posterity.
May he rest in peace, may we never forget.
Sign the Keith Brown Book Of Condolence HERE.
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Thursday, 12 July 2007
Another brave British soldier sacrificed to global zionism
It is with profound sadness that the Ministry of Defence must confirm the death of Guardsman Daryl Hickey from the 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards in southern Afghanistan on Thursday 12 July 2007.
Guardsman Hickey of The Queen's Company had been working with Somme Company since the beginning of the year. He was killed whilst his Somme Company platoon was operating in support of 1st Battalion The Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment (1 WFR) Battlegroup.
1 WFR are currently undertaking operations alongside Afghan National Security Forces to improve security in the Gereshk region of the Helmand River valley. He was part of a fire team providing covering fire as others in his platoon assaulted a Taliban position. The assault was successful. The underlying purpose of these operations is to create the conditions for a further expansion of Government of Afghanistan influence and increased reconstruction and development in Helmand.
During the enemy contact, Guardsman Hickey suffered a gunshot wound at approximately 0800 hours local time. He was rapidly evacuated by helicopter and despite the very best efforts of emergency medical staff he was pronounced dead on arrival at the field hospital. Two other soldiers were injured in another part of the same operation and they are now receiving medical treatment.
"Daryl was a unique character with a unique sense of humour. His great personality made him the very popular member of The Queen’s Company that he was. It was always a pleasure to be in his presence, his relaxed and sometimes quiet ways made him very easy to work with. Quote: Colour Sergeant Hampson".
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.