Lance Corporal Ryder

  • I went out at 10pm and was in bed by 1am! 13 July, 2011 - Lance Corporal Ryder from 3rd Battalion The Mercian Regiment (3 MERCIAN) blogs once more. Back in Afghanistan after his mid-tour rest and recuperation (R&R) period he reflects on the unit's ever-changing home and role, and on the sad loss of a fellow soldier.
  • Contact IED 25 May, 2011 - In his latest blog, Lance Corporal Ryder, of 3rd Battalion The Mercian Regiment (3 MERCIAN) and currently deployed on Operation HERRICK 14 in Afghanistan, recounts an eventful week which included an armoured patrol vehicle triggering an improvised explosive device. Thankfully there were no serious injuries, although the insurgents said otherwise...
  • Good to finally be doing the job we all trained for so long 19 May, 2011 - In his first blog, Lance Corporal Ryder of 3rd Battalion The Mercian Regiment (3 MERCIAN) - currently deployed on Operation HERRICK 14 in Afghanistan - writes about undertaking reassurance patrols in Maiwand.