New armour saves soldier's life
The reason I have posted this is to show how deaths and the subsequent examinations and investigations can help others. The situation is like a donor card… Help someone to live after my death…
And as part of that team learning those lessons it is an immensely proud moment when you do find out something has happened and a life has been saved.
Well done to the team… We did a good job…
Ranger Ryan Boyd, of 1st Battalion The Royal Irish Regiment, was knocked off his feet but not seriously injured when his unit came under attack while patrolling the Nad-e Ali district of Helmand province earlier this month.
“Troops’ equipment is improving all the time and will continue to improve as new technology becomes available,” Lieutenant Colonel David Eastman, spokesman for Task Force Helmand, said.
“The latest improvements to Osprey body armour make a real difference to soldiers’ personal protection and this incident demonstrates what a lifesaver it can be.”