DEERING, Robert Christopher

Rank: 
Corporal
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Service number: 
P055354X
Born: 
Thursday, October 16, 1975
Died : 
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Killed in action or died of wounds
Operations: 
Age: 
33
Cpl. Deering was killed when shortly after 0715hrs a Viking armoured personnel carrier was involved in an explosion west of Lashkar Gah in Helmand Province, injuring three other personnel and disabling the vehicle. As Corporal Deering approached the stricken vehicle to assess the damage, a second explosion occurred, killing him instantly.
[Source: MOD]
 

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