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Lance Corporal James Brynin killed in Afghanistan

October 16, 2013

Lance Corporal James Brynin killed in Afghanistan

It is with great sadness that the Ministry of Defence must confirm that Lance Corporal James Brynin of the Intelligence Corps was killed in action in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on Tuesday 15 October 2013.

Lance Corporal Brynin, an Intelligence Corps soldier attached to 14th Signal Regiment (Electronic Warfare), deployed to Task Force Helmand in August 2013 as an intelligence analyst working for a Light Electronic Warfare Team (LEWT) within the Brigade Reconnaissance Force (BRF) of 7th Armoured Brigade.

In the early hours of 15 October, the BRF deployed from Camp Bastion into the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand province to counter an imminent threat to both the Afghan population and the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF). Towards the end of the operation Lance Corporal Brynin’s section became the target of enemy fire. Together with a sniper and machine gunner of the BRF, Lance Corporal Brynin returned fire, but while extracting from the area he received a fatal gunshot wound.

Click photo to read the full eulogy at GOV.UK

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Tracy Clark permalink
    October 16, 2013 19:09

    I am so, so very sorry to hear of this news. Prayers of comfort and peace to his family.

  2. Barry Sheridan permalink
    October 17, 2013 13:13

    I had hoped as our involvement in Afghanistan wound down that we had lost the last of our service personnel over there. Alas not. Regrettably words are inadequate tools to express the dismay at the loss of L/C James Brynin in that far off place. RIP. We will remember your sacrifice, although it is hard to see that sentiment being of much solace to his family and friends.

  3. Beverley permalink
    October 21, 2013 23:43

    So So sorry for the man and his family and friends RIP sir.

  4. moses nyongesa wasike permalink
    December 20, 2013 18:00

    you will always be a hero.

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