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Richard Scanlon

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Richard Scanlon

(1980 – 2011)

  • You died a hero for all our tomorrows. My thoughts are with your family. Rest in peace.
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Richard Scanlon

Richard Scanlon
(1980 – 2011)

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Richard Scanlon

(1980 – 2011)
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About Richard
This is an online memorial created in memory of Lance Corporal Richard Scanlon. Lance Corporal Richard Scanlon served with B Squadron, 1st The Queen's Dragoon Guards was tragically killed in Afghanistan on Thursday 17th November 2011.
Richard Scanlon 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, Richard and another soldier, Lieutenant David Boyce, were killed in the resulting explosion.
Lance Corporal Richard Scanlon deployed to Afghanistan on 18 October, 2011 as part of Task Force Helmand's Formation Reconnaissance Squadron.
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After completing his in-theatre 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.
Lance Corporal Richard Scanlon, from Rhymney, Gwent, was born on 14 November 1980. He joined the Army in November 1998. He passed out of training in October 1999 and joined his Regiment, 1st The Queen's Dragoon Guards in Catterick. He was known for his fantastic sense of humour; he had the ability to make anyone smile, whatever the circumstances.
Lance Corporal Scanlon deployed
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to Bosnia in 2001 and Iraq in 2003 and 2005 before deciding to leave the Army in July 2006. After being dissatisfied in a number of civilian jobs he rejoined the Army and the Regiment in September 2009 and was promoted to Lance Corporal in October 2010.
He was a genuine regimental character and will be hugely missed by all who knew him. He leaves behind his mother Cherry, step-father Robert, father Raymond and sisters Lisa and Emma.
Richard's family have paid the following tribute:
"Richard was a fun loving young man who enjoyed life to the full. He had a great love for his family - always helping them out whenever he could when needed.
"Richard was a great character and he will be sorely
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missed by his family and all who knew him. There will never be anyone else like our Richard."
This is an online tribute dedicated to the life of Richard Scanlon. He died a hero and may we never forget the sacrifice he made. Rest in peace.
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On 11th Dec 2011
Yvonne Jones
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Richard Scanlon

This is an online memorial created in memory of Lance Corporal Richard Scanlon. Lance Corporal Richard Scanlon served with B Squadron, 1st The Queen's Dragoon Guards was tragically killed in Afghanistan on Thursday 17th November 2011.
Richard Scanlon 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, Richard and another soldier, Lieutenant David Boyce, were killed in the resulting explosion.
Lance Corporal Richard Scanlon deployed to Afghanistan on 18 October, 2011 as part of Task Force Helmand's Formation Reconnaissance Squadron....

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