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Sgt Robert David Loughran-Dickson

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Sgt Robert David Loughran-Dickson

Birth
Death 18 Nov 2009
Helmand, Afghanistan
Burial Sholden, Dover District, Kent, England
Memorial ID 44579364 View Source
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Sergeant
160 Provost Company
4th Regiment
Royal Military Police
British Army

He was deployed with the UK contingent of NATO forces in Afghanistan.

Sgt Loughran-Dickson was killed as a result of small arms fire while on operations in the Babaji area of central Helmand province.

Aged 33, he was born and raised in Deal, Kent where he and his two sisters attended school. He joined the army in 1997 with the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers and transferred to the RMP in 2001. He served deployments to Kosovo, Iraq, Northern Ireland and Afghanistan. His commanding officer said, "Prior to his deployment to Afghanistan, Sergeant Loughran-Dickson was the local intelligence officer and a community policeman in Aldershot. He excelled in this role, where his calm personable nature, dedication and commitment plus his consistent enthusiasm for the job, made him stand out. He was totally professional, easy company and was the first to volunteer for anything - whether it was helping his colleagues, attending community events out of hours or taking on additional tasks".

Known as Rob or L-D to his friends, he was an avid runner who enjoyed preparing for and running marathon races, as well as hill-walking and swimming.

Sgt Loughran-Dickson was the proud father of a son, also named Robert. His family issued a statement calling him a beloved father, son, brother and uncle who lit up their lives. He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Win and Alf Baker, two sisters Sharron and Tracy, and other relatives.

Funeral with full military honours was held at St Leonard's Church, Deal on December 9, 2009 followed by a private burial service.

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