Saturday, 16 June 2007
Rodney Wilson, the 150th British victim
The soldier - from Badger Squadron, the 2nd Royal Tank Regiment - died today following a road traffic accident.
It happened in the As Sarraji district south of Basra.
The soldier was in a Warrior armoured vehicle when it rolled off a bridge and landed in water, an MoD spokeswoman said.
It was travelling as part of a routine supply convoy to Basra Palace when the accident happened.
Two other soldiers sustained minor injuries in the incident. They were evacuated to a field hospital and are expected to make a full recovery.
The death brings the total number of British military fatalities since hostilities began in 2003 to 151.
Of those, 116 died in action. Read It Here RIP.
© Mack (RG) The thoughts of a Falklands War Veteran.
Posted by Tony McNally at 19:56