September 21, 2014

British soldier who survived Afghan blast found hanged

By Sayed Jawad - Fri Jan 04 2013, 8:12 pm

A young soldier who survived a Taliban bomb blast on the frontline in Afghanistan has been found hanged while on home leave in Swansea.

Afghanistan soldier found hangedTrooper Robert Llewellyn Griffiths, of 1st The Queen’s Dragoon Guards, also known as the Welsh Cavalry, was discovered at the property in Oldway, Bishopston, on Saturday evening.

A police spokesman said the soldier’s death was not being treated as suspicious, and his family had been informed.

He said, “South Wales Police in Swansea are investigating the unexplained death of a 24-year-old man. There are believed to be no suspicious circumstances.

An Army spokesman said, “Police are investigating the death of a soldier who was serving with 1st The Queen’s Dragoon Guards.

“Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time.”

He served in the regiment which had a base in Paderborn, Germany, and was on home leave for Christmas and staying with his parents Paul and Mary.

The regiment returned from a seven-month tour of Helmand Province last April.The regiment has also previously served in Afghanistan during 2008/09.

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