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Lieutenant Andrew Chesterman killed in Afghanistan

August 13, 2012

It is with great sadness that the Ministry of Defence must confirm the death of Lieutenant Andrew Robert Chesterman of the 3rd Battalion The Rifles, who died as a result of wounds sustained by enemy action in the Nad ‘Ali district of Helmand province on 9 August 2012.

Lieutenant Andrew Robert Chesterman

Lieutenant Andrew Robert Chesterman. Pictures: via MOD

Lieutenant Chesterman was commanding a vehicle patrol when the lead vehicle struck an improvised explosive device. As he moved forward to take control of the situation the patrol was engaged by insurgent small arms fire and Lieutenant Chesterman was shot.

Despite the best efforts of his fellow Riflemen at the scene, the medical emergency response team and the staff at the Bastion hospital, Lieutenant Chesterman could not be saved.

Continues at: mod.uk – Lieutenant Andrew Chesterman killed in Afghanistan

4 Comments leave one →
  1. August 13, 2012 14:05

    lets pray for our troops god bless them

  2. Claudio Alpaca permalink
    August 13, 2012 19:07

    My prayers and my thoughts are for you, buddies, Ministry of Defence and family of Lieutenant Andrew Chesterman, died on Afghanistan after wounds reported. He, further heroe of Afghanistan’s war, is now on the arms of The Father, where is living on eternity.
    He also live for ever on our hearts. You are ever with us, Andrew. claudio alpaca

  3. mo3andjo7 permalink
    August 13, 2012 21:01

    OUR LOSS – HEAVENS GAIN. OUR THOUGHTS ARE WITH THE FAMILY AND COLLEAGUES OF THE YOUNG OFFICER LIEUT. ANDREW CHESTERMAN OF 3 RIFLES WHO HAS PAID THE ULTIMATE PRICE ONCE AGAIN. OUR THANKS ALSO TO OUR MEDICS AND DOCTORS WHO TAKE GREAT CARE OF OUR WOUNDED. WE WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER – ‘AS THE SUN GOES DOWN’ – WE THANK YOU. FROM THE MO AND JO TEAM – SOMERSET

  4. Barry Sheridan permalink
    August 13, 2012 21:03

    Lieutenant Andrew Chesterman loss, along with that of Lance Corporal Matthew David Smith, is a huge loss to their respective families. My thoughts are with all affected by their passing. RIP. We will remember them.

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