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PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LCpl Liam Tasker of the Royal Army Veterinary Corps was killed by small arms fire in Afghanistan on Tuesday 1st March.

The 26 year old was from Kirkcaldy in Fife.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-12626780
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Paul. I have added a short entry on the list for Lance Corporal Tasker and will fill in more details when I have more time.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Corporal Tasker's body was returned to the UK today:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-12696791

Dead soldier Liam Tasker and Army dog return home

L/Cpl Tasker's body will return along with the ashes of his Army dog Theo

Lance Corporal Liam Tasker, from Kirkcaldy in Fife, was shot dead while on patrol in Helmand province.

The ashes of the 26-year-old's dog Theo will be flown home on the same plane.

L/Cpl Tasker, who was called a "rising star" by Army chiefs, was shot by Taliban snipers and Theo died of a seizure shortly after his master.

The soldier and his 22-month-old dog had made 14 finds in five months while on the frontline.

The pair's successes at uncovering so many explosions and weapons had resulted in their tour of Afghanistan being extended by a month.

Just three weeks ago, springer spaniel Theo was praised as a record breaking Army sniffer dog.

The body of L/Cpl Tasker and the ashes of Theo will be flown to RAF Lyneham in Wiltshire at lunchtime, before a cortege passes through Wootton Bassett, the Wiltshire town which has built up a tradition of welcoming back fallen heroes.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Colour Sergeant Alan Cameron age 42 died at home in Livingston on 31st March 2011 from wounds received in an explosion at Lashkar Gar on 13th April 2010. He served with 1st Bn Scots Guards.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 10:01 am    Post subject: Cpl. Michael J Pike, The Highlanders ( 4 Scots) Reply with quote

Corporal Michael John Pike from A Company, The Highlanders, 4th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland (4 SCOTS), was killed in Afghanistan on Friday 3 June 2011.

Corporal Pike, aged 26, from Huntly, Aberdeenshire joined the Army as a Junior Soldier in 2002. After a tour of Iraq, he served with B Company, 4 SCOTS in Helmand Province in 2008, when they were deployed as the Armoured Infantry Company.
A tough and respected field soldier, he sailed through his Section Commander's Battle Course and qualified as a Physical Training Instructor in 2007; a qualification he used to the full as he put his Company through a demanding period of physical training prior to deployment.

Corporal Pike was the perfect example of a Highland Soldier loyal and fiercely courageous. Due to be posted to train the next generation of recruits at the end of the tour, he was a role model to his soldiers and a marvellous leader. He had been marked out for a bright and successful career.
He leaves a wife and two children.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2011 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Arthur Lucas is recorded on the Peebleshire War Memorial:
http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?p=42836#42836
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Always a sad task adding another name to this list. At least there will be no more names from Iraq. Hopefully the same can be said for Afghanistan.

I have also updated Marine Lucas's details.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 12:30 am    Post subject: Soldier from 4 Scots dies Reply with quote

An as yet unnamed soldier from 4 Scots has been found dead with gunshot wounds after leaving camp alone. BBC Article

Investigations are ongoing into the circumstances of his death.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A memorial to Joseph Pool has been placed in the entrance to Maxwelltown High School, Dumfries. Details at http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=6297

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 5:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is a memorial tree to David Murray in the grounds of the Crichton, Dumfries. Details at http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=6205

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The soldier who was killed in Afghanistan yesterday has been named as Scott McLaren from Sighthill, Edinburgh. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-14039059

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 10:56 am    Post subject: Joseph Pool - Afghanistan Reply with quote

On 15/7/2011 L/Cpl Joseph Pool's name added to WM at St John's, Dumfries. Full page report in 'Dumfries Courier on page 16 dated 22/7/2011'. Copy sent onto Spoons.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 12:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

THE COURIER: 28.01.2012

Family win support for Lance Corporal Liam Tasker memorial inscription.

A fallen Fife soldier's mother has found support from within the Angus service family for the effort to have the young hero's name added to his local war memorial.

As the March 1 anniversary of Lance Corporal Liam Tasker's death draws near, the soldier's mum is urging the authorities to have the Royal Army Veterinary Corps dog handler's name etched on to the Tayport monument.

Lance Corporal Tasker died in Helmand Province while on patrol with his loyal companion Theo. Just hours after the 26-year-old Fifer was shot, the springer spaniel suffered a seizure at Camp Bastion and also died.

Liam's mother Jane Duffy is leading a drive to have her son's name added to the Tayport memorial before the poignant anniversary get-together which the family has planned.

Now, after learning of the campaign in The Courier, an offer of help has come from an Angus veteran who led a successful effort to have a servicemen honoured more than three decades after falling to an IRA sniper's bullet.

Jim Ritchie from Kirriemuir, who is now the welfare officer of the Scots Guards Association for Dundee and Angus, took up the case of Guardsman George Lockhart, who was shot in the staunchly republican Bogside area of Londonderry in September 1972.

Born in Arbroath and a former pupil of the town's academy as well as a local Queen's Scout, Guardsman Lockhart's name remained absent from the town war memorial until 2008, when a campaign led by Mr Ritchie came to an emotional conclusion in a summer dedication ceremony involving serving and former members of the regiment.

Mr Ritchie, a former branch association chairman, said the work involved in having Guardsman Lockhart's name included on the Arbroath monument had been considerable, but an effort worth pursuing.

''We tried and tried over many years and over the different councils which were in existence to have this young man's name put on the memorial, yet time after time we couldn't get an agreement. Eventually a small plaque bearing his name was added and marked by that ceremony.

''It was so important to us that he was remembered in his home town, for his family and future generations of Arbroathians to see the sacrifice he made, along with the many others whose names were already on the memorial,'' added Mr Ritchie.

''The difficulty was in pinning down who was responsible for taking on a request like that, and I think this family may be finding the same thing.

''An application can find its way to someone's desk and then just sit there without someone realising just how important this type of thing is to families or those who want to see these servicemen properly honoured.

''It is very, very important that communities recognise these brave young men and woman. I sincerely hope that this young man's family do not have to wait long before his name is put on the Tayport memorial and if I can offer any assistance or advice to Mrs Duffy through my experience of the Arbroath memorial situation then I would be more than happy to do so.''
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2012 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The name of Stephen Gilbert has been added to the Dumfries memorial.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 11:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No name yet, but sad to report a soldier from The Royal Scots Borderers, 1st Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland has been killed today.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20290934
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