Tributes To Warrington Soldier Killed in Afghanistan
8 March 2012, 14:44
Tributes have begun pouring in from friends, colleagues and family of the Warrington soldier killed in a bomb blast in Afghanistan earlier this week.
The commanding officer of the Yorkshire unit hit hardest by the Afghanistan blast paid a moving tribute to the men, including a Warrington soldier, saying: "Six of our brothers have fallen. It has been a sad day.''
Lt Colonel Zac Stenning, of 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment, read a eulogy to the men outside Battlesbury Barracks in Warminster, Wiltshire:"Private Daniel Wade had only recently joined the battalion, but in a very short period, he had made a real mark. It is to his great credit that he successfully completed his Warrior Driver course so early in his career. In his spare time, Dan loved 'speed on wheels' and he had a real passion for motocross and super bikes."
20 year old Private Daniel Wade died along with 4 others from his Yorkshire Regiment and one from the 1st Battalion The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment when their Warrior armoured vehicle was hit by a bomb in Hellman province on Tuesday night.
Twitter and facebook are full of tributes to the 20 year old. One said "Rest in peace Daniel wade, thoughts are with your family and your gorgeous baby! X x x"
Another said "Sleep tight private daniel wade, I'm so proud to call you my cousin, fighting for our country protecting us"
You can leave your tributes to the Warrington soldier below.