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Michael Lockett

"Locky"

Michael Lockett

(1980 – 2009)

  • You died a hero. Rest in peace
    Lit by Andrew Shipton
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Michael Lockett

Michael Lockett
(1980 – 2009)

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Michael Lockett

(1980 – 2009)
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About Michael
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."
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About Michael
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
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About Michael
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.
Remembrance Messages
On 31st Aug 2010
Kane Henderson
wrote:
A GREAT cousin and a great friend loved the football match we went to see RIP xxxx
Remembrance Messages
On 25th Sep 2009
Andrew Shipton
wrote:
Being ex-forces myself I think we need to do more to protect our troops out there in Afghanistan. It seems like the general public are getting to blasay about the deaths of our service men and women. We should be putting pressure on the government to equip our troops correctly and get them back home as quickly as possible. Rest in peace Michael. You died doing something you loved. You were a true hero.
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Andrew Shipton
on 4th Jul 2015
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You died a hero. Rest in peace
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Michael Lockett

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."...

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