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Daniel Read

Daniel Read

(1978 – 2010)

  • Your bravery and commitment helped save countless lives. You are a true hero. Rest in peace.
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Daniel Read

Daniel Read
(1978 – 2010)

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Daniel Read

(1978 – 2010)
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This is a memorial to Captain Daniel Read from 11 Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Regiment, Royal Logistic Corps. On the 11th January 2010 Captain Daniel Read was tragically killed as a result of an explosion which happened in the Musa Qaleh area of northern Helmand province, Afghanistan.
Having completed his GCSEs at Rainham Mark Grammar School, Dan Read joined the Corps of Royal Engineers in 1996 as a Sapper. He was posted to 33 Engineer Regiment (EOD) and got his first taste of EOD operations on Op FINGAL in 2002 when he deployed as a Search Team Second-in-Command. From this point on, Captain Read was 'hooked' on EOD and knew the only job for him was that of an Ammunition Technical Officer or 'ATO'.
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/>When he returned from the tour, Captain Read applied for a commission in the Royal Logistic Corps; he was successful and he completed his course at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in December 2004.
Captain Daniel Read was commissioned into the Royal Logistic Corps (RLC)and was posted to 23 Pioneer Regiment RLC as a Troop Commander in April 2005. Typically, he could not sit still and his zest and enthusiasm inspired him to complete the All Arms Commando Course and a tour of Afghanistan in 2006.
Captain Read's passion for EOD operations had not deteriorated and at the first opportunity he volunteered for the Ammunition Technical Officers' Course which he completed in May 2008 and was posted to 821
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EOD Squadron, 11 EOD Regiment RLC.
In August 2009 he passed the high threat operator course and immediately began the pre-deployment training for Op HERRICK 11.
Captain Read was an experienced operator. He attended 21 tasks in Afghanistan, and had already dealt with 32 IEDs. Captain Read was passionate about his role as a High Threat Improvised Explosive Device Disposal Operator, always displaying a boundless enthusiasm and energy for the tasks he undertook.
Captain Read leaves his wife Lorraine, parents and sisters behind. Our thoughts and prayers will hopefully provide some solace at this time and help them through this tragic loss.
Dan's wife, Lorraine (known as 'Lou') Read, has made the
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following statement:
"Dan was so brave, he was my hero and best friend, he was a loving husband, son, brother, uncle and friend. He will never be forgotten and always in my heart. I'm so proud and privileged to have been your wife."
This is an online tribute in honour of Captain Dan Read and the ultimate sacrifice he made for his country. May he rest in peace.
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Your bravery and commitment helped save countless lives. You are a true hero. Rest in peace.
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Daniel Read

This is a memorial to Captain Daniel Read from 11 Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Regiment, Royal Logistic Corps. On the 11th January 2010 Captain Daniel Read was tragically killed as a result of an explosion which happened in the Musa Qaleh area of northern Helmand province, Afghanistan.
Having completed his GCSEs at Rainham Mark Grammar School, Dan Read joined the Corps of Royal Engineers in 1996 as a Sapper. He was posted to 33 Engineer Regiment (EOD) and got his first taste of EOD operations on Op FINGAL in 2002 when he deployed as a Search Team Second-in-Command. From this point on, Captain Read was 'hooked' on EOD and knew the only job for him was that of an Ammunition Technical Officer or 'ATO'.

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