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Sergeant Gareth Thursby and Private Thomas Wroe killed in Afghanistan

September 17, 2012

It is with great sadness that the Ministry of Defence must confirm that Sergeant Gareth Thursby and Private Thomas Wroe, both of 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment (Duke of Wellington’s) (3 YORKS) were killed in Afghanistan on Saturday 15 September 2012.

Sergeant Gareth Thursby (left) and Private Thomas James Wroe

Sergeant Gareth Thursby (left) and Private Thomas James Wroe. Picture: via MOD

The two men were shot and fatally wounded by a rogue Afghan Local Policeman in Checkpoint Tora in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand province.

Both men served proudly and in the highest traditions of The Yorkshire Regiment. They will never be forgotten.

Secretary of State for Defence Philip Hammond said:

“I was saddened to hear of this cowardly act by a man wearing an Afghan Local Police uniform, which has taken the lives of two brave British soldiers.

“All of our thoughts are with the families of Sergeant Gareth Thursby and Private Thomas Wroe. They gave their lives protecting Britain’s national security, helping to make sure that Afghanistan never again becomes a haven for international terrorism.”

Continues at: mod.uk – Sergeant Gareth Thursby and Private Thomas Wroe killed in Afghanistan

6 Comments leave one →
  1. Claudio Alpaca permalink
    September 17, 2012 13:09

    My condolences to You, buddies, ministry of Defence and loved ones of Sergeant gareth Thursby and private Thomas Wroe, victims os “insider attach”. This pose the following problem : insider attacks are isolated acts, posed on by infiltrated on Afghan forces or are the manifestations of organic structuration aimed to impair and govern these forces by taliban? The answer is blowing in the wind. claudio alpaca

  2. mo3andjo7 permalink
    September 17, 2012 14:47

    OUR LOSS – HEAVENS GAIN. OUR THOUGHTS ARE WITH THE FAMILIES AND THE COLLEAGUES OF SGT GARETH THURSBY AND PTE.TOM WROE – JUST ‘DOING THEIR JOB’ TO BE RUTHLESSLY CUT DOWN BY THE PEOPLE THEY ARE TRYING TO PROTECT. SO SENSELESS – THIS HAS HAPPENED SO MANY TIMES – OUR HEARTS AND OUR TEARS ARE WITH ALL. ‘WE WILL NOT FORGET THEM’ – FROM THE MO AND JO TEAM – SOMERSET

  3. Barry Sheridan permalink
    September 17, 2012 15:36

    The deaths of Sergeant Gareth Thursby and Private Thomas James Wroe add to the tragedies of recent weeks. My condolences go out the families and friends of these fine men. I wish their was more to say but alas words are poor recompense to such loss. RIP

  4. hectoranibal permalink
    September 17, 2012 23:20

    mis pesame a familiares y amigos de estos valientes ,asesinados cobardemente por un colega afgano , que en paz descansen.
    hectoranibal

  5. ian doveton permalink
    September 20, 2012 23:30

    As a South African mil vet I salute them and offer my prayers and condolences to their families and the Regiment

  6. canon foder permalink
    September 22, 2012 18:23

    Why you even there.. al ciada blah right.

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