I was deeply saddened to learn ofthe deaths of these soldiers, each highly praised and respected by theircolleagues and commanders.
It is clear from the tributes paid to them thatthey were exceptional men who served their country with distinction.
My thoughts go out to the families and friends of these brave men at this very difficult time.
Family, friends and colleagues have been remembering three British soldiers killed in a roadside bomb in Afghanistan.
The deaths of three British soldiers in one incident in Afghanistan still has the power to shock us. And yet it is no surprise.