Captain Daniel Read was killed as a result of an explosion which happened in the Musa Qaleh area of northern Helmand province. He was 31 years old when he was tragically killed in an IED blast whilst he was on task supporting Battle Group (North West).
Captain Read was an experienced operator. He attended 21 tasks in Afghanistan, and had already dealt with 32 IEDs. Captain Read was passionate about his role as a High Threat Improvised Explosive Device Disposal Operator, always displaying a boundless enthusiasm and energy for the tasks he undertook.
Captain Read leaves his wife Lorraine, parents and sisters behind. His wife stated: "Dan was so brave, he was my hero and best friend, he was a loving husband, son, brother, uncle and friend. He will never be forgotten and always in my heart. I'm so proud and privileged to have been your wife."
Let us pray to God the Father, Jesus, all of the saints and all of the angels that Daniel Read is in heaven. Let us pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen