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Ashley Smith

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(Passed – 2010)

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Ashley Smith

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This online tribute is dedicated to Trooper Ashley Smith. Ashley Smith from The Royal Dragoon Guards, Viking Group, D (The Green Horse) Squadron, was tragically killed in Afghanistan on Friday, 18 June 2010
Trooper Ashley Smith, serving as part of Combined Force Nahr-e Saraj (South), was providing security to his colleagues during a task to improve the field of view around a Check Point when he was struck by an explosion.
Trooper Ashley Smith was 21 years old. Born and raised in York, he enlisted into the Army on 17 March 2008 and attended Phase 1 training at the Army Training Regiment (Winchester) before moving to the Armour Centre in Dorset to train as a Challenger 2 Gunner.
He passed out from Phase
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2 training in November 2008 and moved straight to Catterick to join The Royal Dragoon Guards. He was posted to D (The Green Horse) Squadron, equipped with Challenger 2 Main Battle Tanks.
He participated in low level exercises around Catterick and then deployed to Canada as part of the 1st Battalion Scots Guards Battle Group on Exercise Medicine Man 2, where he was employed as the Troop Leader's Gunner. On return from Canada, Trooper Smith's Squadron was selected to become the Viking Group for Operation HERRICK 12.
Trooper Smith completed all the Mission Specific Training for Op HERRICK 12 with D Squadron, including qualifying as a Viking Driver and Commander. He deployed to Camp Bastion in early June
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2010, where the Viking Group are based.
As an independent Brigade sub-unit, one of the roles of the Viking Group is to support Operations across Central Helmand.
On 15 June 2010, 4th Troop D Squadron was tasked to provide mobility support to Combined Force Nahr-e Saraj (South) in the vicinity of Patrol Base 1. This is an area with a high threat from insurgent activity.
On Friday 18 June 2010, 4th Troop was tasked to provide protection on foot for a patrol that was conducting a clearance operation in order to increase security to the local population in the vicinity of Check Point KINGSHILL.
Ashley's parents Sandra and Dave Smith and family said:
"Trooper Ashley Smith was the youngest
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of a very close family and doted on his parents. He worked hard and was passionate about what he was doing and proud of all he had achieved.
"He cared deeply about his family and the many friends he had in the Army and in his home city of York. Everyone that knew Ashley loved him and he was the best son any mother and father could have wished for and a loving brother to his brothers and sisters.
"Ashley will be sorely missed and we are immensely proud of our son."
This is an online memorial in memory of Ashley Smith and the ultimate sacrifice he made for his country. May he rest in peace.
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Ashley Smith

This online tribute is dedicated to Trooper Ashley Smith. Ashley Smith from The Royal Dragoon Guards, Viking Group, D (The Green Horse) Squadron, was tragically killed in Afghanistan on Friday, 18 June 2010
Trooper Ashley Smith, serving as part of Combined Force Nahr-e Saraj (South), was providing security to his colleagues during a task to improve the field of view around a Check Point when he was struck by an explosion.
Trooper Ashley Smith was 21 years old. Born and raised in York, he enlisted into the Army on 17 March 2008 and attended Phase 1 training at the Army Training Regiment (Winchester) before moving to the Armour Centre in Dorset to train as a Challenger 2 Gunner.
He passed out from Phase...

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