is with very deep regret that the Ministry of Defence
has to confirm that Rifleman Vincent Calvin Windsor
was killed in a road traffic accident on 21 January
2004 in Al Amarah. Aged 23, he came from Oxfordshire
and was a member of 2nd Battalion The Royal Green Jackets,
serving attached to 1st Battalion The Light Infantry
in southern Iraq.
Colonel Harry Emck, the Commanding Officer of the 2nd
Battalion, The Royal Green Jackets, said:
Vincent Windsor joined A Company of the 2nd Battalion
The Royal Green Jackets in 1999. During his time with
the Regiment, he served in Germany and Bosnia, and
deployed on exercise to Poland. He was detached for
duty with the 1st Battalion The Light Infantry in
September 2002 when they replaced the Royal Green
Jackets in Paderborn, so that he could remain close
to his German fiancee. Rifleman Windsor served with
1LI to Iraq during the initial period of combat operations
in March and April of 2003, and was on a second tour
with the Battalion in Iraq when he was killed.
was enormously popular and likeable, very down to
earth, and with a great sense of humour. He will be
sadly missed by all his colleagues and comrades in
the 2nd Battalion The Royal Green Jackets."
media are strongly urged to respect the family's privacy.
Our thoughts are very much with his family, fiancee
and friends at this very difficult time.
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