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Lance Corporal Jordan Bancroft. The Duke of Lancasters Regiment


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Mar 8, 2010
Lance Corporal Jordan Bancroft of The Duke of Lancasters Regiment

It is with sadness that the Ministry of Defence must confirm that Lance Corporal Jordan Dean Bancroft of 1st Battalion The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment, part of Combined Force Nad 'Ali, was killed in Afghanistan on Saturday 21 August 2010.
Lance Corporal Bancroft deployed to Afghanistan in March 2010 as a Section Second-in-Command with 1 Platoon, Anzio Company, 1st Battalion The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment. The soldiers of Anzio Company have undoubtedly improved the lives of hundreds of local Afghans during their five months in Nad 'Ali by conducting frequent joint security and reassurance patrols with their Afghan National Army colleagues.
On Saturday 21 August 2010, as part of the ongoing 'hold' and 'build' phase of Operation TOR SHEZADA in Sayedabad, central Helmand, Lance Corporal Bancroft's platoon was providing essential outer security in order for a shura to take place between ISAF troops and local village elders. Sadly, during an exchange of fire with insurgents, Lance Corporal Bancroft was shot and killed in action.

Lance Corporal Bancroft, aged 25, was born in Burnley on 13 March 1985. He joined the Army in September 2001, initially carrying out his Phase 1 training at the Army Training Regiment Bassingbourn, before finishing at the Infantry Training Centre Catterick.
On completion of his training he was posted to 1st Battalion The Queen's Lancashire Regiment before its amalgamation on 1 July 2006. Throughout his time in the Army he served with distinction - this was his third operational tour, having deployed twice to Iraq on Op TELIC 2 and 11.
He was a highly professional and capable Junior Non-Commissioned Officer - one who relished life in the Army. He possessed loyalty 'in spades' and he had an absolute dedication to the regiment, to the battalion, to his company, and to the men he served with.
However, more importantly he will be long remembered for his love for his family and girlfriend - they held a special place in his life and were his first love.

RIP Mate and condolences to loved ones and family.

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