Two British soldiers killed in Afghanistan by roadside bombs on Monday were last night named by the Ministry of Defence.
The pair, from the 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment, were named as Corporal Liam Riley and Lance Corporal Graham Shaw. Both were serving as part of the Coldstream Guards Battle Group. Prince Harry served with Cpl Liam Riley at a military training unit in Canada in 2007 before being posted out to Afghanistan for a period of deployment there that was curtailed in wake of security concerns.
Yesterday, the Prince described Cpl Riley as "a really special man who got us all going and heading in the right direction". "It is incredibly sad also to hear that Liam died alongside his friend, L/Cpl Graham Shaw," he added.
"My heart goes out to their loved ones, and to their many, many friends in their regiment and the wider Army".
Cpl Riley, from Sheffield, and L/Cpl Shaw, from Huddersfield, were both on foot patrol when they were killed. The incident brought the tally of British military deaths since the Afghan campaign started in 2001 to 253.Reuse content