A British soldier killed in Afghanistan yesterday has been named as Lance Corporal James Brynin from Shoreham-By-Sea, in West Sussex.
He was an Intelligence Corps soldier attached to the 14th Signal Regiment (Electronic Warfare), which is currently based at Cawdor Barracks in Pembrokeshire.
Pembrokeshire County Council have paid tribute to the soldier who was killed in Afghanistan today.
Pembrokeshire is shocked and saddened by today’s news. I know that all right-thinking men and women in Pembrokeshire will want to send their deepest sympathy to the brave soldier’s family as they face up to their tragic loss.
I also want to send condolences to his larger “family” – the 14th Signal Regiment stationed at Cawdor Barracks, Brawdy, which will also be grieving today.
We have an historic and long association with the Armed Forces here in Pembrokeshire and this bitter news underlines the sacrifice they are sometimes called to make on our behalf.
The Ministry of Defence has told ITV News that the Pembrokeshire-based soldier killed in Afghanistan today had been in the country for less than a month.
His tour was due to last for 9 months.
The 14th Signals Regiment is currently based at Cawdor Barracks near Haverfordwest in Pembrokeshire
The Regiment is part of the Royal Corps of Signals.
Spokesman for Task Force Helmand, Lieutenant Colonel Hywel Lewis MBE, said:
A fantastic soldier has tragically died defending his comrades. He was the brightest and the best. Those who served alongside him were privileged and feel his loss most deeply. Our prayers and thoughts are with his family at this extremely difficult time.
The serviceman’s next of kin have been informed.
A British soldier has been killed in enemy fire while on patrol in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence has announced.
The "fantastic" soldier, from 14 Signals Regiment (Electronic Warfare), attached to the Task Force Helmand Brigade Reconnaissance Force, died while on patrol in Helmand Province, the MoD said.
The death takes to 445 the number of UK service members who have lost their lives since operations in Afghanistan began in October 2001 and is the seventh this year.
It is the first UK death in Afghanistan since Corporal William Savage, Fusilier Samuel Flint, and Private Robert Hetherington died when their Mastiff armoured vehicle hit an improvised explosive device (IED) on a routine patrol on April 30.
When Captain Stephen Healey was killed in Afghanistan last year, his partner decided to run marathons in his memory, and to help her cope with the grief.
Thea Davies, from Cardiff, will have run an incredible 415 miles by the time she completes her last marathon on Sunday - one mile for each of the 415 soldiers killed when she lost her partner.
A Gurkha soldier who is based in Brecon has been honoured after risking his life in Afghanistan.
Rifleman Tuljung Gurung, who is now a Lance Corporal, was one of more than 100 members of the armed forces to be recognised for their skill and bravery on the front line at a ceremony at the Tower of London.
A Gurkha based in Brecon has received the Military Cross for his bravery, after a firefight at his base in Afghanistan.
Rifleman Tuljung Gurung, from the Royal Gurkha Rifles, was shot in the head by an Afghan insurgent, avoided being blown up by a grenade, then took the insurgent on in hand-to-hand combat.
He was among more than 100 members of the armed forces recognised in the latest round of military honours, at a ceremony in London on Thursday.
Lieutenant Colonel Shon Hackney, Commanding Officer of 1st Battalion the Royal Welsh, paid tribute to Corporal Simon Daw as "an absolutely outstanding soldier" and "a true leader of men."