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Operations In Afghanistan: Five UK Service Personnel Killed In Afghanistan

It is with great sadness that the Ministry of Defence must confirm the deaths of five UK Service personnel following a Lynx helicopter crash

Published on 27 April 2014

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by Ministry of Defence


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The crash happened during a routine flight in Kandahar Province, southern Afghanistan, on 26 April 2014. Three of the servicemen were from the Army Air Corps, based at RAF Odiham in Hampshire. One was a Royal Air Force serviceman also based at RAF Odiham. One was a member of the Army Reserve from 3 Military Intelligence Battalion, based in London.

Commander Joint Helicopter Command, Major General Richard Felton, said:

"It is with great sadness that we must confirm that five UK Service personnel have been killed in this incident which, at this early stage, would appear to have been a tragic accident.

"Events like this, whilst mercifully rare, remind us of the risks our personnel face in their work in Afghanistan as we approach the conclusion of the combat mission later this year. Our thoughts are with the families and loved ones of those who have lost their lives."

The next of kin of all the servicemen have been informed.


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Posted 2014-04-27 11:29:00