Geoff and I have just got back from a short holiday in Spain, when my mother, Ruth, phoned us to tell us some sad news.
The photo is of my nephew Sean, who was one of four soldiers killed on 17th June 2008 during an operation in Afhanistan.
He is 28 years old.
He was over there for 6 months and was to return on Sunday 22nd June 2008.
The other three who also lost their lives are:
Corporal Sarah Bryant
Lane corporal Richard Larkin
Corporal Paul Stout
He leaves behind:
His father Robert and his mother Roseleen his brother Neil and his sister Heidi.
My brother, bob, lives in Brighton and my sister yvonne has gone down there with her daughter Dawn and her son Darren.
We will be going down next week.
No words can describe our grief.