Soldier killed in Afghanistan had Military Cross

Author: By Tom Morgan, Press Association

Acting Sergeant Michael Lockett, 29, from Monifieth in Angus, from 2nd
Battalion The Mercian Regiment, died while on a patrol in the Gereshk
district of Helmand Province yesterday morning.

In 2007, he was awarded the Military Cross for his “selfless commitment and
unshakeable bravery” in fighting and leading his platoon to rescue wounded
comrades trapped in a Taliban ambush, the Ministry of Defence said.

His death took the number of British troops killed in Afghanistan since the
start of operations in October 2001 to 217. Two other soldiers were injured
in the same incident

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