Lance Corporal Brodie Gillon
Iraq

British Soldier Killed In Iraq Attack Named

Lance Corporal Brodie Gillon died while on duty at Camp Taji yesterday.

Lance Corporal Brodie Gillon

A British soldier who died in a rocket attack in Iraq has been named as Lance Corporal Brodie Gillon.

LCpl Gillon was one of three coalition service members killed in an attack on Camp Taji yesterday.

The 26-year-old served as a reservist with the Scottish and North Irish Yeomanry, combining her military work with a career as a self-employed sports physiotherapist.

She joined the regiment in September 2015 as a Combat Medical Technician (CMT), progressing to qualify as a Class 1 Combat Medical Technician in 2018.

LCpl Gillon had volunteered to be part of the Irish Guards Battle Group during their deployment to Iraq.

Her commanding officer in the Scottish and North Irish Yeomanry, Lieutenant Colonel William Leek, said the regiment was "proud and humbled to have served with her".

"It was abundantly clear that she was destined for great things in her civilian and military careers," he added.

"Her loss is keenly felt."

Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said: "From the warm testimonies of those who served with her, it's clear that LCpl Gillon was held in the highest regard and was a shining example of what our Armed Forces and Reserves stand for, inspiring those around her and always putting others first.

"My thoughts go out to her loved ones at this incredibly difficult time and we will ensure they receive all the necessary support."