Lance Corporal Ryder

13 July 2011
I went out at 10pm and was in bed by 1am!
Back in Afghanistan after his mid-tour rest and recuperation (R&R) period he considers the unit’s ever-changing home and role, and the sad loss of a fellow soldier.
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25 May 2011
Contact IED
Lance Corporal Ryder recounts an eventful week which included an armoured patrol vehicle triggering an improvised explosive device. Thankfully there were no serious injuries, although the insurgents said otherwise…
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19 May 2011
Good to finally be doing the job we all trained for so long
In his first blog, Lance Corporal Ryder of 3rd Battalion The Mercian Regiment (3 MERCIAN) – currently deployed on Operation HERRICK 14 in Afghanistan – writes about undertaking reassurance patrols in Maiwand.
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