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David Ramsden

"Lizard"

David Ramsden

(Passed – 2010)

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David Ramsden

David Ramsden
(Passed – 2010)

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David Ramsden

(Passed – 2010)
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About David
This is an online memorial dedicated to Lance Corporal David Ramsden. Lance Corporal David Andrew Ramsden was killed in a vehicle incident near Gereshk, Helmand Province, on 23 June 2010.
Lance Corporal David Ramsden was part of a Police Advisory Team, travelling as part of a two vehicle convoy tasked to attend an incident at a nearby Check Point when the vehicle rolled into the waterway.
Lance Corporal David Ramsden was 26 years old and from Leeds. He joined the Army in January 2002 and, following attendance at the Army Training Regiment Glencorse and the Infantry Training Centre in Catterick, he joined the 1st Battalion The Prince of Wales's Own Regiment of Yorkshire in July 2002.
He served in
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the United Kingdom and Belize and on operations in Northern Ireland, Bosnia, Iraq and finally Afghanistan. He was promoted to Lance Corporal in October 2005 and left the Army in 2007 to pursue a career in civilian street.
Following mobilisation as a Regular Reservist, Lance Corporal Ramsden joined the 1st Battalion The Mercian Regiment (Cheshire) in January 2010 and completed Mission Specific Training in readiness for a six month deployment to Afghanistan.
He deployed to central Helmand in April 2010 and joined the Police Advisory Team, working from the Afghan National Police Headquarters in Gereshk, Southern Afghanistan.
His team has been advising the Afghan Police in the area in order to ensure
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that they are better able to deliver more effective security to the city, whilst reinforcing Afghan rule of law and creating the conditions for economic development.
On 23 June 2010, following an incident at a nearby Police Check Point, Lance Corporal Ramsden's Police Advisory Team, along with the Afghan National Police, deployed as a Quick Reaction Force in support of their Afghan colleagues.
The vehicle in which he was travelling overturned into the Nahr-e-Bughra Canal. Lance Corporal Ramsden was killed in the incident alongside three of his colleagues from the Police Advisory Team - Colour Sergeant Horton, Private Douglas Halliday and Private Alex Isaac
The family of Lance Corporal Ramsden made
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the following statement:
"David lived life at 1,000 mph. He loved Army life and his job and as a teenager was in the Army Cadet Force.
"His friends called him Lizard due to him keeping two iguanas which he re-homed before he left for Afghanistan. He was a normal young lad who would always cheer you up and often did things for a laugh.
"He loved socialising with his mates both in and out of the Army. We all loved him so much – he was very generous and he would do anything for his family and friends.
"Although we didn't see much of him due to Army life, when he arrived back his personality lit up a room and we knew he was home and we will miss him so much." – From his Mum, Shirley,
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Dad, Eddie and brothers and sisters, Zoey, twin Emma, Matthew and Jeremy."
This tribute has been created in memory of David Ramsden, his life and the ultimate sacrifice he made for his country. May he rest in peace.
Remembrance Messages
On 3rd Nov 2014
Melissa Smith
wrote:
You will sadly be missed Dave, we will never forget you and will alway remember how brave you was our hero god bless you Dave forever in my heart you was special to me
Remembrance Messages
On 29th Jun 2010
Amy Robinson
wrote:
You will be sadly missed by all who knew you but remembered for your bravery and courage, a great friend Dave i will miss you so much all i can say is i hope you are at eternal peace. All my love always Amy xxx
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David Ramsden

This is an online memorial dedicated to Lance Corporal David Ramsden. Lance Corporal David Andrew Ramsden was killed in a vehicle incident near Gereshk, Helmand Province, on 23 June 2010.
Lance Corporal David Ramsden was part of a Police Advisory Team, travelling as part of a two vehicle convoy tasked to attend an incident at a nearby Check Point when the vehicle rolled into the waterway.
Lance Corporal David Ramsden was 26 years old and from Leeds. He joined the Army in January 2002 and, following attendance at the Army Training Regiment Glencorse and the Infantry Training Centre in Catterick, he joined the 1st Battalion The Prince of Wales's Own Regiment of Yorkshire in July 2002.
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