Road named in honour of youngest soldier killed in first Gulf War

A teenage solider killed in a 'friendly fire' attack in the first Gulf War has had a new road on the estate where he grew up named after him.

Fusilier Conrad Cole, 17, of Rochdale, was the youngest British soldier to die during the war.

He was one of nine young soldiers from the The Queen's Own Highlanders and the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers killed when a US Air Force ‘tank-buster’ jet launched an attack on a British armoured patrol on February 26, 1991.

A special dedication ceremony took place to name the road in Kirkholt in his honour.Military personnel from the Fusiliers, including some of Conrad’s former comrades marched through the estate before the service.