|Birth: ||Mar. 12, 1987|
|Death: ||Oct. 24, 2012|
3 Medical Regiment
Royal Army Medical Corps
She was deployed with the UK contingent of NATO forces in Afghanistan.
Cpl Day and Cpl David O'Connor were killed when their patrol came under small arms fire near the village of Char Kutsa in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand province.
Aged 25, Cpl Day grew up in Comber, County Down and joined the Army in 2005. Following basic training she undertook specialist training as a Combat Medical Technician. In June 2007 she successfully passed her Class One Combat Medical Technician course. She served previous tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. In January 2012 she was posted to 3 Medical Regiment and was selected to deploy in October to support 40 Commando Royal Marines as part of Transition Support Unit Nahr-e Saraj. She was described as an excellent and selfless medic as well as a professional soldier. Her strong character, good nature and unique sense of humour were invaluable in contributing to the squadron's success. Popular and well-respected by all ranks as a medical leader, she was also at the heart of all social activities back in barracks.
Cpl Day is survived by her parents Leslie and Rosemary Day, her sisters Lauren and Laken, and brother Aaron. Her family said, "Channing was bubbly, sporty, beautiful and lived her life for the Army. She has died doing what she lived for and in the life that she loved. She will be remembered by all who knew her as a wonderful girl who never stopped smiling and who had an infectious laugh. Channing played football for Northern Ireland as well as ice hockey and also gained her qualification as a ski instructor through the Army. She was also the Northern Ireland Gymnastics Pairs Champion. A girl who lived her life to the full without ever giving up on her dreams. She was a fabulous daughter, sister, granddaughter, cousin, niece and friend. She will be so sadly missed by all."
Funeral with full military honours was held on November 8, 2012 at First Comber Presbyterian Church.
*Thanks to Alf for the grave photo
County Down, Northern Ireland
Created by: Milou
Record added: Oct 27, 2012
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