RIP Rfn Martin Jon Lamb
Rifleman Martin Jon Lamb from 1st Battalion The Rifles was killed by an improvised explosive device while on a patrol in the Haji Kareen area of the Nahr-e Saraj (South) district, Helmand province, on Sunday 5 June 2011.
"He which hath no stomach to this fight let him depart. But we in it shall be remembered. We few, we happy few, we band of brothers!! For he today, that sheds his blood with me, shall always be my brother.” (W.Shakespeare) Rest in peace my Brothers, you have not been forgotten.
Rifleman Martin Jon Lamb killed in Afghanistan
A Military Operations news article
7 Jun 11
It is with sadness that the Ministry of Defence must confirm that Rifleman Martin Jon Lamb from 1st Battalion The Rifles was killed in Afghanistan on Sunday 5 June 2011.
Rifleman (Rfn) Lamb deployed to Afghanistan in April 2011 as a member of 'A' Company, Reconnaissance Platoon, operating out of the newly established temporary Checkpoint Zarawar, in the contested area of Alikozai, in the Nahr-e Saraj District of Helmand province.
The checkpoint is an area of known insurgent activity, to the north of Nahr-e Saraj, and Rfn Lamb was supporting the local people in the fight against that insurgency.
On the afternoon of 5 June 2011, Rfn Lamb was killed by an improvised explosive device (IED) while on a patrol in the Haji Kareen area of the Nahr-e Saraj (South) district.
Rifleman Martin Jon Lamb
Rfn Lamb was born on the 26 April 1984 in Gloucester. He joined the Army in September 2003 after attending Rednock School in Dursley.
During his Combat Infantryman's Course at the Infantry Training Centre in Catterick, he won an award for his exceptional physical fitness. On completion he was posted to 1st Battalion The Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire & Wiltshire Regiment.
In 2005 Rifleman Lamb deployed with the Battalion to Afghanistan where he excelled as a Rifleman. On his return, he passed the All Arms Commando Course before taking up post in the newly formed regiment of The Rifles.
His passion for soldiering never wavered and he successfully completed a challenging operational tour of Iraq in 2008. A natural soldier, he was identified for promotion and served with distinction in the prestigious Reconnaissance Platoon of 1st Battalion The Rifles (1 RIFLES).
Rfn Lamb was energetic, bright and full of ambition; second best was not good enough. Sparky and quick-witted, he was the focal point within his unit.
Outside the Army, he was also a loving husband and doting father. Rfn Lamb now occupies a proud place in The Rifles' Regimental story.
His loss leaves a gaping hole in our ranks and we will honour his sacrifice....
Major Paul Kyte: "He was kind and caring, and gave others courage during their darkest hours." ...
Go read more on this Fallen Hero, from those who love and know him the best, over at WOTN here.
Always remembered and honoured. Rest in Peace, Sir.