Corporal Andrew Steven Roberts and Private Ratu Manasa Silibaravi killed in Afghanistan
Corporal Roberts and Private Silibaravi were attached to the 1st Battalion The Royal Welsh Battle Group, serving as part of Combined Force Burma, when they were killed in an indirect fire attack on Forward Operating Base Ouellette, in the northern part of Nahr-e Saraj district.
The Secretary of State for Defence, Philip Hammond, said:
“It was with great sadness that I learned of the deaths of Corporal Andrew Roberts and Private Ratu Silibaravi; two soldiers who were respected by their colleagues as much for their personalities as for their professionalism and commitment to duty.
“They have given their lives defending the UK’s national security in a campaign vital to preventing terrorism from succeeding and spreading; their sacrifice will not be forgotten. My thoughts and deepest sympathies are with the two families, as well as friends and colleagues left behind.”