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Body armour saves British soldier from Taliban bullet

February 27, 2012

A British soldier’s body armour saved him from a Taliban gunshot during a fierce fire fight in Helmand province recently, enabling him to shrug off the impact and carry on with the mission.

Trooper Daniel Griffiths with the Taliban bullet which struck him in the back

Trooper Daniel Griffiths with the Taliban bullet which struck him in the back. Picture: Sergeant Mark Nesbit, Crown Copyright/MOD 2012

Brave Trooper Daniel Griffiths, from 1st The Queen’s Dragoon Guards (QDG), was shot by insurgents while on Operation EAGLE’S SHADOW, a two-day operation targeting known insurgent ‘safe havens’ on the edge of the Nad ‘Ali district.

The operation’s mission was to disrupt insurgents’ ability to attack or lay improvised explosive devices against Afghan security forces and soldiers from the International Security Assistance Force.

23-year-old Trooper Griffiths, from Wrexham, had been working to identify an insurgent firing point after another part of his patrol came under fire from AK-47 assault rifles.

Continues at: mod.uk – Body armour saves British soldier from Taliban bullet

5 Comments leave one →
  1. February 28, 2012 14:05

    Bullet in the back says it all ….

  2. Coiln Bowie permalink
    February 28, 2012 23:03

    Would you care to expand. That comment could be takned 2 ways! I am just grateful they have good stuff. I remeber the used(?) kit the Yanks sold us in the 70`s!

  3. March 2, 2012 23:58

    A good case to show that the plates work – and why one should always carry one’s kit.

  4. March 8, 2012 18:29

    Неужели это правда?

  5. Martin permalink
    June 7, 2012 20:22

    good luck!

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