Lieutenant Colonel Robin Lindsay, Commanding Officer, The Royal Highland Fusiliers, 2nd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland:
“Private Bobby Hetherington was a thoughtful and humorous soldier who was always quick to find the fun in Army life and to keep the chain of command on our toes with his sharp wit and insightful mind".
“He will be sorely missed by us all in the Battalion and we take great pride in having served alongside such an impressive young man".
Fusilier Martin Murphy, Rifleman, 1 Platoon, B Company, The Royal Highland Fusiliers, 2nd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland:
“Robert Hetherington was a true friend, if only briefly, and a constant bag of morale. He was liked by all and will be sorely missed. My lasting memory will be of his infectious laugh and smile. RIP, Big Man, see you on the other side of the pearly gates”.
Fusilier Jimmy Hall, Rifleman, 1 Platoon, B Company, The Royal Highland Fusiliers, 2nd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland:
“Big Bob Hetherington. A dear friend, a true gentleman, a legend who will always be remembered by all. RIP”.
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.