(1980 – 2009)
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(1980 – 2009)
This is an online obituary in memory of Michael Lockett. Acting Sergeant Michael Lockett, from Monifieth in Angus. He was a soldier from 2nd Battalion The Mercian Regiment (2 MERCIAN) and was killed in Afghanistan on the morning of 21 September 2009. Michael Lockett was killed as a result of an explosion that happened whilst on a dismounted patrol in the Gereshk district, central Helmand province. Spokesman for Task Force Helmand, Lieutenant Colonel Nick Richardson, said, "The death of this courageous soldier from 2nd Battalion The Mercian Regiment is a heartfelt blow to all of us serving in Task Force Helmand. Our sorrow is nothing compared to the heartache felt by his family to whom we extend our deepest sympathies."
Locky, as he was known to his friends, will always be remembered for his infectious laugh and prominence as a man. His leadership style was the exact mix of compassion and steel which garnered the respect of both those he led and those he served. He was nearing the end of his tour when he died. He volunteered to stay on at his patrol base to ensure that the incoming soldiers knew as much as they could about the local area and they could reap the benefits of his vast local knowledge. Leading men and setting an example was a familiar position for Sergeant Lockett, he died doing a job he loved and he earned the highest respect from all those who knew and worked with him. Sergeant Lockett leaves behind his children
Connor (eight), Chloe (seven) and Courtney (five), family, and his girlfriend Belinda. His Girlfriend, Belinda English, said, "For Queen and Country." This tribute to Michael Lockett is to honour his life and his achievements.
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on 4th Jul 2015
You died a hero. Rest in peace
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