British soldier is killed in Ukraine: Father-of-two ex-Special Forces ‘warrior’ who served in Afghanistan is 3rd Brit to die combating Russian forces
A British soldier has been killed in Ukraine just after travelling to the nation to assist with their battle in opposition to Russia.
Simon Lingard, who served in the UK’s Exclusive Forces, died on Monday and is thought to be the third British nationwide to die so significantly in the war in Ukraine.
The father-of-two, who served many excursions in Afghanistan with the British army, died ‘fighting for what he considered in’, his relatives stated.
Lingard, who is acknowledged as ‘Grimmy’ and described by friends as a ‘warrior’, is considered to have been battling together with Ukrainian troops on the front line for months following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February.
But just one of the soldier’s youngsters revealed that he was killed whilst battling in Ukraine on Monday.
Simon Lingard died on 7 November and is thought to be the third British countrywide to die so far in the war
One particular of his young children wrote on a crowdfunding page: ‘As most folks are aware my Dad Simon Lingard, (Grimmy) unfortunately shed his daily life in Ukraine on Monday 7th November.
‘My Father was an inspiration to all who realized him, a real lifestyle hero who died combating for what he believed in.
‘He was beloved and adored by so numerous a legitimate illustration of what a soldier really should be. Me and Keane are certainly heartbroken.’
They additional: ‘The Ukrainian Army have made available to deliver him residence to England but we need assist to present him the respect and adoration he justifies by providing him the best properly- deserved deliver off.
‘Could you all be sure to uncover it in your coronary heart to donate anything no subject how modest so we can honour our Dad and permit him to ultimately Rest in Peace.’
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