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Lieutenant David Boyce and Lance Corporal Richard Scanlon killed in Afghanistan

November 20, 2011

It is with sadness that the Ministry of Defence must confirm that Lieutenant David Alexander Grant Boyce and Lance Corporal Richard Scanlon, both from 1st The Queen’s Dragoon Guards were killed in Afghanistan on Thursday 17 November 2011.

Lieutenant David Boyce and Lance Corporal Richard Scanlon. Picture: via MOD

Lieutenant David Boyce and Lance Corporal Richard Scanlon. Picture: via MOD

Both soldiers were serving with the Formation Reconnaissance Squadron. They were on a patrol providing security in the Yakchal region of Nahr-e-Saraj, in Central Helmand, when their armoured vehicle struck an Improvised Explosive Device. Tragically, both men were killed in the resulting explosion.

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. jim permalink
    November 20, 2011 20:32

    God bless guys RIP

  2. janette permalink
    November 20, 2011 21:33

    i wish this afganistan war would stop its taking too many good men out who have familys and girlfriends oung and not so old come on please help are men mod

  3. Claudio Alpaca permalink
    November 20, 2011 21:49

    I condolence to Ministry of Defence, buddies, loved ones of Lieutenant David Boyce and Lance Corporal Richard Scanlon, who has ben killed in Afghanistan, when they were on patrol providing security in the region of Nahr-e-Saraj.
    Cause of death a IED.
    They are died on duty and have saved other lives. They are silent heroes.
    I am sure they are now on the reigns of The Father where are praying for all us, for they loved ones, who must have this big confort:They are died, but living on a new reality that is the eternity.
    Have on Your heart this certainity, even if a human saddness is comphrensible.
    They are also living on our heart.
    Sincerily Claudio Alpaca

  4. Margaret Campbell permalink
    November 21, 2011 00:57

    Sincere sympathy to all those who knew these two brave men, and please know I am thinking of you at this very sad time,and hope that knowing loads of people share your sorrow will give you strength at this time

  5. Elli-Elisabeth Becks-Collinson permalink
    November 21, 2011 15:17

    Its so sad … R.I.P brave soldiers … you wont be forgotten !!!!

  6. Barry Sheridan permalink
    November 21, 2011 20:10

    The deaths of Lt. David Boyce and L/C Richard Scanlon hard on the heels of L/C Peter Eustace is desperately sad. I so much wish there were words that could convey some measure of solace, alas there are none. My deepest sympathies go to the families of these men, their many friends and of course to those who served alongside. RIP.

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