Military honours for bravery and sacrifice in Helmand
Sam JonesAfter spending six hours scanning the perimeter of his patrol base for any hint of trouble, Corporal Josh Griffiths was looking forward to his dinner; it was beef stir-fry that night.
But no sooner had the soldier put his food down on the scoff tent table than a massive blast tore through the camp and threw him off his feet. It was six o'clock in the evening of 25 March this year.
Neither he nor his colleagues from 1st Battalion The Mercian Regiment (Cheshire) knew it yet, but a flat-bed truck carrying half a tonne of explosives, driven by a suicide bomber, had smashed into their base in the Nad Ali district of Helmand, Afghanistan, tearing a 40-metre gap in its perimeter wall.
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"Military honours for bravery and sacrifice in Helmand", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), avril 2013. Consulté le 22/02/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/military-honours-for-bravery-and-sacrifice-in-helmand