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Guardsman Michael Roland killed in Afghanistan

April 30, 2012

It is with sadness that the Ministry of Defence must confirm that Guardsman Michael Roland from the 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards was killed in Afghanistan on Friday 27 April 2012.

Guardsman Michael Roland

Guardsman Michael Roland. Picture: via MOD

Guardsman Michael Roland deployed to Afghanistan on 3 April 2012 as a Rifleman in Number Three Platoon, part of the Queen’s Company Grenadier Guards. He was based in Main Operating Base Price near Gereshk in the Nahr-e Saraj (North) district of Helmand province, Afghanistan.

On 26 April 2012 Guardsman Roland deployed with his company on a three-day operation to disrupt insurgent activity in a contested area in the north of Nahr-e Saraj district. On the morning of 27 April 2012 he was fatally wounded during an exchange of small arms fire. He was extracted back to the hospital in Camp Bastion but sadly he died of his injuries.

Continues at: mod.uk – Guardsman Michael Roland killed in Afghanistan

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Adam Stringer permalink
    April 30, 2012 17:14

    RIP Guardsman. Your duty is over.

  2. Claudio Alpaca permalink
    April 30, 2012 18:53

    I condolence to Ministry of Defence and you, buddies, for the death of Guardsman Michael Roland. He is now on the second phase of life, the phase of eternity.
    God, who has open to Michael the door of his reigns, has embraced him . Our faith done us serenity, also if, for a little moment, we may have been sad.
    Michael will live for ever on our hearts and is praying for us. Claudio Alpaca

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