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David Boyce

David Boyce

(1986 – 2011)

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David Boyce

David Boyce
(1986 – 2011)

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David Boyce

(1986 – 2011)
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This is an online tribute dedicated in memory of Lieutenant David Boyce. Lieutenant David Alexander Grant Boyce from 1st The Queen's Dragoon Guards was tragically killed in Afghanistan on Thursday 17th November 2011.
David Boyce was serving with the Brigade Reconnaissance Force. He was on a patrol providing security in the Yakchal region of Nahr-e-Saraj, in Central Helmand, when his armoured vehicle struck an Improvised Explosive Device. Tragically, David and another soldier, L/Cpl Richard Scanlon, were killed in the resulting explosion.
Lieutenant David Boyce deployed to Afghanistan on 21 October 2011 in command of 1st Troop, B Squadron, 1st The Queen's Dragoon Guards. After completing his in-theatre
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training, he moved forward to the Combined Force Nahr-e-Saraj (North) (CF NES(N)) Main Operating Base PRICE, from where his Troop was one of those tasked with securing vital routes passing through the district, as well as supporting ground-holding companies north of Helmand's second city, Gereshk.
Lieutenant David Alexander Grant Boyce was born on 18 September 1986 in Welwyn Garden City, Herts. He studied International Relations at the University of Exeter before taking a gap year. Lieutenant David Boyce joined the Army in September 2009 and commissioned from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst into 1st The Queen's Dragoon Guards in August 2010. From there he attended his Formation Reconnaissance Troop Leaders'
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Course, immediately followed by the Platoon Commander's Division.
He joined B Squadron in May 2011 during the early stages of Mission Specific Training, and took command of 1st Troop in July. His reputation as a highly competent, decisive and inspirational young officer preceded him; his reports from both the Troop Leaders' and Platoon Commanders' courses were exceptional, and his impact on his new command was immediate and profound. Fit and confident, he was equally comfortable in his Scimitar Armoured Vehicle or on foot.
Lieutenant David Boyce was a consummate leader. He was a popular, good humoured member of the Officers' Mess, an avid skier who was due to assist in the running of the Regiment's 2012
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Winter Sports Team, and was well respected by all ranks. He was also a keen sailor, sailing for the Army Offshore Racing Team during the Rolex Sydney Hobart Race 2010 and numerous other regattas for the RAC and the Army.
He was a man of huge potential but his legacy will endure in the troops he trained and led. David Boyce leaves behind a loving family, his father Martin, mother Andrea, sister Charlotte and girlfriend Jodie. His regimental family is richer for his short but accomplished time within its ranks. The Regiment's thoughts and condolences are with his family and friends at this tragic time.
David's family have paid the following tribute:
"David was honoured to be a Cavalry Officer who
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embraced military life with a passion. We are immensely proud of all that he achieved in such a short life and take comfort knowing that he died doing what he loved.
"He brought sunshine into the lives of all those he knew. David will be dearly missed by his loving family and girlfriend Jodie."
This online memorial has been created to honour his life and the sacrifice he made. May he rest in peace.
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R.I.P. a brave soul fighting to keep us all safe.
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David Boyce

This is an online tribute dedicated in memory of Lieutenant David Boyce. Lieutenant David Alexander Grant Boyce from 1st The Queen's Dragoon Guards was tragically killed in Afghanistan on Thursday 17th November 2011.
David Boyce was serving with the Brigade Reconnaissance Force. He was on a patrol providing security in the Yakchal region of Nahr-e-Saraj, in Central Helmand, when his armoured vehicle struck an Improvised Explosive Device. Tragically, David and another soldier, L/Cpl Richard Scanlon, were killed in the resulting explosion.
Lieutenant David Boyce deployed to Afghanistan on 21 October 2011 in command of 1st Troop, B Squadron, 1st The Queen's Dragoon Guards. After completing his in-theatre...

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