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Captain Rupert Bowers killed in Afghanistan

March 22, 2012

It is with sadness that the Ministry of Defence must confirm that Captain Rupert William Michael Bowers was killed in Afghanistan on 21 March 2012.

Captain Rupert William Michael Bowers

Captain Rupert William Michael Bowers. Picture via MOD

Captain Bowers, of 2nd Battalion The Mercian Regiment (Worcesters and Foresters) (2 MERCIAN), was attached to 2nd Battalion The Rifles (2 RIFLES), operating as an advisor to the Afghan National Army.

Captain Bowers commanded a small team responsible for the training and development of the Afghan National Army based in Forward Operating Base Ouellette, in the Mirmandab region of Nahr-e Saraj district in Helmand province.

On 21 March 2012, Captain Bowers was leading a patrol to clear a position from the threat of insurgents when he was killed by the explosion from an improvised explosive device.

Continues at: mod.uk – Captain Rupert Bowers killed in Afghanistan

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Vincent Eastwell permalink
    March 22, 2012 23:29

    Rest In Peace Brae Soldier.

  2. Claudio Alpaca permalink
    March 22, 2012 23:49

    Hi buddies,I condolence to you and Ministry of Defence for the death of Saptain Bowers. I am sure he is now on the reigns of The fathers and tell us to have serenity.
    Yes, we have serenity also as You are living on our hearts, captain. You are an other victim of terrorism and insurgents. Remembering You we will acquire more skill and resilience on our duty and this on your memory and for honor a man like you. claudio Alpaca

  3. Barry Sheridan permalink
    March 23, 2012 12:35

    The loss of Captain Bowers is a devastating blow, especially to his wife and son, parents and wider family . Beyond sincere condolence there is nothing one can offer to offset this loss, I so much wish there were. RIP

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