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UK military fatalities in Afghanistan
DateNameAgeRegiment

4 October

Maj Alexis Roberts

32

Royal Gurkha Rifles

20 September

CSgt Phillip Newman

36

Mercian Regiment

20 September

Pte Brian Tunnicliffe

33

Mercian Regiment

17 September

Cpl Ivano Violino

29

Royal Engineers

8 September

Sgt Craig Brelsford

25

Mercian Regiment

8 September

Pte Johan Botha

25

Mercian Regiment

5 September

Pte Damian Wright

23

Mercian Regiment

5 September

Pte Ben Ford

18

Mercian Regiment

30 August

SAC Christopher Bridge

20

Royal Air Force Regiment

23 August

Pte Aaron James McClure

19

Royal Anglian Regiment

23 August

Pte Robert Graham Foster

19

Royal Anglian Regiment

23 August

Pte John Thrumble

21

Royal Anglian Regiment

11 August

Capt David Hicks

26

Royal Anglian Regiment

10 August

Pte Tony Rawson

27

Royal Anglian Regiment

29 July

LCpl Michael Jones

26

Royal Marines

27 July

Sgt Barry Keen

34

Royal Corps of Signals

26 July

Gdsm David Atherton

25

Grenadier Guards

25 July

LCpl Alex Hawkins

22

Royal Anglian Regiment

12 July

Gdsm Daryl Hickey

27

Grenadier Guards

1 July

Sgt Dave Wilkinson

33

Royal Artillery

30 June

Capt Sean Dolan

40

Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment

24 June

Drummer Thomas Wright

21

Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment

9 June

Gdsm Neil Downes

20

Grenadier Guards

6 June

LCpl Paul Sandford

23

Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment

30 May

Cpl Mike Gilyeat

28

Royal Military Police

28 May

Cpl Darren Bonner

31

Royal Anglian Regiment

26 May

Gdsm Daniel Probyn

22

Grenadier Guards

20 May

Cpl George Russell Davey

23

Royal Anglian Regiment

3 May

Gdsm Simon Davison

22

Grenadier Guards

UK civilian casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan

During the same period, one UK civilian government official died in Iraq. For reasons of confidentiality, we are unable to release specific details.

Iraq and Afghanistan: Military Drivers

Lord Astor of Hever asked Her Majesty's Government:

The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence & Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (Lord Drayson): All Armed Forces personnel who are selected to drive motor vehicles on operations in Iraq and Afghanistan must hold the appropriate UK driving licence and have undergone the appropriate conversion/familiarisation training for each vehicle that they are required to drive.

Once selected for operational deployment, an individual's licence qualifications are checked against the vehicles that he/she would be required to drive. If necessary, vehicle-specific conversion and familiarisation training is given prior to deployment.

Isle of Man: Defence

Lord Laird asked Her Majesty's Government:

The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence & Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (Lord Drayson): Defence support to the Isle of Man is provided in the same way as it is to the United Kingdom and other Crown Dependencies for both defence against external military threats, and in times of civil crisis.

Defence support to the civil authorities in times of civil crisis is provided under the auspices of Military Aid to the Civil Authorities (MACA). The civil

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authorities are responsible for the management of a civil crisis and recovery. They must request MACA, either through the lead government department for that particular crisis, as defined by the Cabinet Office, or through the Isle of Man Constabulary direct to the Ministry of Defence.

Lord Laird asked Her Majesty's Government:

Lord Drayson: Yes. The island is included in all national media recruitment marketing and campaigns.

Justice: Jury Service

Lord Laird asked Her Majesty's Government:

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Ministry of Justice (Lord Hunt of Kings Heath): Jury allowances in Northern Ireland mirror those in England and Wales. The allowances were last increased by the Ministry of Justice in England and Wales in 2007-08 and represent an uplift of 2.7 per cent on the allowances payable in 2006-07. The current allowances are as follows:

Daily Travelling Allowance


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