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Dave Barnsdale

Dave Barnsdale

(Passed – 2010)

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United Kingdom

Dave Barnsdale

Dave Barnsdale
(Passed – 2010)

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Dave Barnsdale

(Passed – 2010)
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About Dave
This is an online tribute dedicated to Dave Barnsdale. Acting Corporal David Barnsdale from 33 Engineer Regiment (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) was tragically killed in Afghanistan on Tuesday 19 October 2010.
Acting Corporal Barnsdale deployed on his second tour of Afghanistan in September 2010 with the Counter-Improvised Explosive Device Task Force.
Trained as the team commander of a Royal Engineers Search Team, he was responsible for the detection of improvised explosive devices in areas deemed to be high risk.
On 19 October 2010 his search team were deployed on Op OMID CHAR - operating in an area east of Gereshk, working towards the construction of a new check point and patrol base to enhance the
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security of the local population.
During the task Acting Corporal Barnsdale was caught in the blast from an IED which resulted in his death.
Acting Corporal Barnsdale, from Tring in Hertfordshire, was 24 years old and joined the Royal Engineers in September 2002. Following his basic combat engineer training in Camberley, he completed his Class 2 Air Conditioning and Refrigeration trade training at Chatham before being posted to Hohne in Germany.
His four years in 26 Armoured Engineer Squadron, part of 32 Engineer Regiment, saw him promote to Lance Corporal and complete operational tours of Iraq and Afghanistan. Posted to 33 Engineer Regiment (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) in October 2009, he comfortably
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passed his role-specific training and quickly settled into his new discipline. At the top of his peer group and already an Acting Corporal, he was in line for promotion at the earliest opportunity.
An enthusiastic football player and sportsman, he enjoyed playing the game as much as supporting his team, Queens Park Rangers. A highly professional and sociable individual he was well liked by those who knew him. He leaves behind his mother Wendy, his father Stephen, his sister Vanessa and his girlfriend Helen.
This is an online memorial in memory of Dave Barnsdale. He died a hero and will never be forgotten. May he rest in peace.
Remembrance Messages
On 11th Nov 2010
Tremma Gibbs
wrote:
RIP Dave & try & pick a safer job in the next life!! You'll be missed by all who knew you.
Remembrance Messages
On 28th Oct 2010
Lee Baldwin
wrote:
Dave,
Absolutely gutted mate, you where a top bloke. I didnt know you for very long and hadn't spoke to you since i left the army, but it was such a shock when i heard the sad news. You are at peace now and we shall meet again 1 day my friend. You shall never be forgotten.
Remembrance Messages
On 28th Oct 2010
Deborah Hall
wrote:
May all the people who loved or knew you be thinking of you at this time.
RIP
Deborah
Remembrance Messages
On 22nd Oct 2010
Steven Waterman
wrote:
Dave,
A true gent, and quality bloke, it was a pleausure knowing you and having you in the Troop. ill miss your cheeky smile mate, see you at the Troop reunion on the other side. Thoughts and sincere condolences to your family and girlfriend. RIP Buddy.
Remembrance Messages
On 21st Oct 2010
mikeandkirsty
wrote:
barnsdale mate, cant believe it, the only comfort is knowing you were doing what you loved, a real hero to us all, will treasure the memories and miss you always, franksy xxx
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Dave Barnsdale

This is an online tribute dedicated to Dave Barnsdale. Acting Corporal David Barnsdale from 33 Engineer Regiment (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) was tragically killed in Afghanistan on Tuesday 19 October 2010.
Acting Corporal Barnsdale deployed on his second tour of Afghanistan in September 2010 with the Counter-Improvised Explosive Device Task Force.
Trained as the team commander of a Royal Engineers Search Team, he was responsible for the detection of improvised explosive devices in areas deemed to be high risk.
On 19 October 2010 his search team were deployed on Op OMID CHAR - operating in an area east of Gereshk, working towards the construction of a new check point and patrol base to enhance the...

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