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Afghanistan death soldier honoured

A British soldier who died following a helicopter incident at a base in Afghanistan was "kind, brave and honest", his wife has said.

Rifleman Remand Kulung, 27, from 1st Battalion The Mercian Regiment, was originally from Nepal and joined The Royal Gurkha Rifles in December 2004.

Rfn Kulung's wife, Sophy, said: "My husband, Rfn Remand Kulung, was a kind, brave and very honest soldier.

"He has always been sincere and devoted towards his responsibilities as a soldier, which Gurkha soldiers are renowned for.

"He sacrificed his great life while he was doing his duty.

"Though it was a great loss that cannot be replaced, his passing has left me the reason to be proud of being a wife of a brave soldier like him.

"He'll be missed by me and my family forever."

Rifleman Remand was injured while on sentry duty on Tuesday when part of a Chinook helicopter came into contact with a sangar at Bahadur patrol base, the MoD said.

The sangar collapsed, seriously injuring the soldier.

He was treated in Afghanistan before being moved to the UK, where he died on Thursday in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, with his family at his bedside.


From Belfast Telegraph