Channing Day was taken away from us today, God bless her, a quirky Northern Irish girl who loved to play mother hen to the younger medics. Channing was a great medic and deeply cared about the lads’ welfare and well-being no matter who she was attached to. She was a perfect example of the ethos of the Royal Army Medical Corps.
Channing will be greatly missed and I had the honour of being her Troop Sergeant. In my eyes she is a true hero, giving her own life to help injured comrades; I will never forget her nor will any of her colleagues. My heart goes out to her family especially her Mum who she had a special bond with. Channing Day, a true legend, we will never forget.
Tributes have been paid to Channing Day, a medic with 3 Medical Regiment, who was killed on patrol in Afghanistan on Wednesday.
It is still not clear exactly what happened. But a young woman is dead and a young Marine from 40 Commando has died beside her.