Airman killed in Afghanistan accident

AN AIRMAN from the Royal Air Force Regiment has been killed in a road accident in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence said today.

The British death toll in the Afghan campaign since 2001 now stands at 321.

It remains unclear whether the airman was based at RAF Honington in Suffolk, which is the regiment’s headquarters.

Further details are expected to be released on Sunday.

Task Force Helmand spokesman Lieutenant Colonel James Carr-Smith said: “It is with deep sadness I must inform you that an airman from the Royal Air Force Regiment, serving as part of the Camp Bastion Force Protection Wing, was killed last night.

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“The airman was part of a vehicle patrol that was conducting security operations in the area to the north of Camp Bastion when he was killed in a traffic accident.

“He died in the course of his duty.

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“He will be remembered by his many friends.

“His sacrifice will not be forgotten.”

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