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Corporal Brent John McCarthy and Lance Corporal Lee Thomas Davies killed in Afghanistan

May 15, 2012

Corporal Brent John McCarthy, Royal Air Force, and Lance Corporal Lee Thomas Davies, 1st Battalion Welsh Guards
[Pictures: via MOD]

It is with sadness that the Ministry of Defence must confirm that Corporal Brent John McCarthy, from the Royal Air Force, and Lance Corporal Lee Thomas Davies, from the 1st Battalion Welsh Guards, were killed in Afghanistan on Saturday 12 May 2012.

Corporal McCarthy and Lance Corporal Davies were killed by small arms fire while deployed as part of a Police Advisory Team to attend a meeting at the local Afghan Uniform Police headquarters near Patrol Base Attal in the Lashkar Gah district of Helmand province.

Their commanding officer was attending the meeting while Corporal McCarthy and Lance Corporal Davies and the remainder of the team were providing security.

The Secretary of State for Defence, Philip Hammond, said:

“I send out my heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of Corporal Brent McCarthy and Lance Corporal Lee Davies whose lives were cut tragically short by a cowardly act of aggression.

“Both servicemen were performing an invaluable role, training and mentoring Afghan police, helping to ensure that Afghanistan will never again be a place from which international terrorists can launch attacks on our society. Their sacrifice will not be in vain and we will never forget them.”

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  1. Barry Sheridan permalink
    May 15, 2012 20:17

    The loss of Corporal Brent McCarthy and Lance Corporal Lee Davies is devastating, expecially given its coincidence to the recent deaths of Corporal Roberts and Private Silibaravi. To all family, friends and serving comrades I offer my sincerest condolences. RIP.

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