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Brett Linley

Brett Linley

(Passed – 2010)

  • Really tragic news to hear of another British casualty of the war. Just wanted to pay my respects to you and your family. Rest in peace.
    Lit by Shaun Roberts
  • Your bravery and courage are beyond question. I cannot imagine how difficult your job was and you did it regardless. I salute you. RIP
    Lit by Anonymous
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Brett Linley

Brett Linley
(Passed – 2010)

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Brett Linley

(Passed – 2010)
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This is a tribute in memory of Brett Linley. Staff Sergeant Brett George Linley, from 11 Explosive Ordnance Disposal Regiment, The Royal Logistic Corps, was tragically killed in Afghanistan on Saturday 17 July 2010.
Staff Sergeant Linley, serving with the Counter-IED Task Force in support of Combined Force Nahr-e Saraj (South), was killed in an explosion during a counter-IED operation in the Nahr-e Saraj District of Helmand province.
Staff Sergeant Brett George Linley was 29 years old and from Birmingham. He enlisted into the Royal Logistic Corps in March 2001 and qualified as an Ammunition Technician in September 2002.
Over the next eight years, Staff Sergeant Linley trained for several Counter-IED
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roles and most recently in March 2010, qualified as a High Threat IEDD (Improvised Explosive Device Disposal) Operator. Over this time he perfected his bomb disposal skills whilst deployed on three separate tours of duty in Northern Ireland, working closely with the Police Service of Northern Ireland. He also deployed in the Ammunition Technician role to the Falklands Islands and Canada.
In late March 2010, Staff Sergeant Linley deployed with his IEDD team on Operation HERRICK to Afghanistan and conducted dozens of IED clearances across Helmand province.
On 17 July 2010, Staff Sergeant Linley and his team were working in support of Combined Force Nahr-e-Saraj (South) to clear IEDs from a major route when
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sadly he died following an IED explosion. The security of this route is vital to the freedom of manoeuvre, and as such, is a major priority in that area.
There is no doubt that during his tour of duty in Afghanistan, Staff Sergeant Linley's actions have saved many lives, both Afghan and British, and his death is a tragic loss to his unit, his family and his friends. Staff Sergeant Linley is survived by his partner and his parents.
Lieutenant Colonel David Southall MBE Royal Engineers, Commanding Officer Counter-Improvised Explosive Device Task Force, said:
"Staff Sergeant Brett Linley was a man of courage and composure - his loss has shaken us all. He qualified earlier this year as a High Threat
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IEDD Operator, motivated by a simple desire to save life and play his part in Afghanistan.
"I will remember his calm, considered manner and, as one of life's grafters, his professionalism was meticulous; 'If it's worth doing, it's worth doing right' he'd tell his boys, both in training and on task. Brett faced the IED threat daily, but despite the risk, his heroism was without fuss or fanfare – such quiet and unassuming modesty endeared him to all.
"Brett leaves behind his partner and parents, whose grief we share. In this confused and turbulent world, I will miss his measured voice of reason and clarity of thought; it leaves a void we struggle to fill."
This memorial has been created
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in honour of the bravery and courage of Brett Linley. He died a hero and will not be forgotten. May he rest in peace.
Remembrance Messages
On 7th Jun 2013
david wortley
wrote:
one day me and you might just get a chance to rock out again mate, thanks for being a friend when it was needed, the good die young my friend... much love from dave and all my family x
Remembrance Messages
On 2nd Oct 2010
H Schmidt
wrote:
Rest in peace, words could never express how your bravery is appreciated, you will not soon be forgotten. May peace be with your loved ones.
Remembrance Messages
On 19th Jul 2010
Anonymous
wrote:
I didn't know you but wanted to pass on my sympathies to your family. I can't imagine what they are going through right now. You are a true hero and I just wish that our armed forces were paid the same as footballers and so called celebrities who aren't fit to shine your boots. Rest in peace Brett Linley.
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Shaun Roberts
on 4th Jul 2015
They wrote:
Really tragic news to hear of another British casualty of the war. Just wanted to pay my respects to you and your family. Rest in peace.
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Anonymous
on 4th Jul 2015
They wrote:
Your bravery and courage are beyond question. I cannot imagine how difficult your job was and you did it regardless. I salute you. RIP
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Brett Linley

This is a tribute in memory of Brett Linley. Staff Sergeant Brett George Linley, from 11 Explosive Ordnance Disposal Regiment, The Royal Logistic Corps, was tragically killed in Afghanistan on Saturday 17 July 2010.
Staff Sergeant Linley, serving with the Counter-IED Task Force in support of Combined Force Nahr-e Saraj (South), was killed in an explosion during a counter-IED operation in the Nahr-e Saraj District of Helmand province.
Staff Sergeant Brett George Linley was 29 years old and from Birmingham. He enlisted into the Royal Logistic Corps in March 2001 and qualified as an Ammunition Technician in September 2002.
Over the next eight years, Staff Sergeant Linley trained for several Counter-IED...

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