Lieutenant Colonel Robin Lindsay, Commanding Officer, The Royal Highland Fusiliers, 2nd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland:
"Despite his young age and relative inexperience it was clear to us all that he was a soldier brimming with skill and ability".
"We have all been immensely proud to have known and worked with Fusilier Sam Flint and he will forever be in the memory of the Battalion and of the Regiment. We bid him farewell and promise to continue his work in Afghanistan and to commemorate his sacrifice".
Lance Corporal Stewart Lyons, Fire Support Group, The Royal Highland Fusiliers, 2nd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland:
“You brought a smile to my face no matter how bad a day I had and drove me nuts fixing that car. Our banter with David and Bez can never be repeated. You made us all proud. It has been an honour working alongside you and calling you my friend. You will be forever missed”.
Fusilier Robert McSkimming, Rifleman, 1 Platoon, B Company, The Royal Highland Fusiliers, 2nd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland:
“Today I lost a good friend. There was never a dull moment living and working with Sam, he was always smiling and laughing and making everyone do the same”.
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.