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Squadron Leader Anthony Downing dies of wounds sustained in Afghanistan

January 3, 2012

It is with great sadness that the Ministry of Defence must confirm the death of Squadron Leader Anthony Downing, who died on 23 December 2011 following an incident in Afghanistan.

Squadron Leader Anthony Downing. Picture: via MOD

Squadron Leader Anthony Downing. Picture: via MOD

He had been seriously wounded when the vehicle he was travelling in was caught in an explosion south of Kabul on Thursday 22 December. He was flown back to the UK where sadly, he died of his wounds at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham. His family were with him when he died.

Captain Tom Jennings, Royal Marines, whose death was announced separately by the Ministry of Defence, had been travelling in the same vehicle.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. January 3, 2012 16:27

    We are all thinking of family friends and colleagues at this sad time. Words are inadequate but our thoughts are with you all.

  2. Barry Sheridan permalink
    January 3, 2012 19:30

    The loss of two fine officers in this incident is profoundly sad. The impact on their families can only be guessed at but it must be devastating. My thoughts go to them. RIP

  3. Candice permalink
    January 3, 2012 22:45

    My prayers are with all the family. An exceptional man, extraordinary and very special. May God give all our service personnel the strength to go forward courageously as this wonderful person could.

  4. Claudio Alpaca permalink
    January 8, 2012 22:05

    My thoughts and my prayers for Tom Jennings, another warriors killed in Afghanistan, as an interminable saga. It is sad, but, as w have faith, we know Tom is on the reigns of The Father and our immediate sadness trasform on serenity, also why is is living on our hearts. claudio Alpaca.

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