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Wed May 8, 2019, 08:29 AM

British soldier Mathew Talbot, 22, killed by elephant during anti-poaching operation in Malawi

British soldier has been killed during an anti-poaching operation in Malawi, the MoD has announced.

Guardsman Mathew Talbot, 22, of The 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards, was killed whilst on counter poaching operations in the African country on May 5, 2019.

The Telegraph understands Gdsm Talbot was killed by an elephant and that there were no other injuries to local nationals or other British soldiers.

Defence Secretary Penny Mordaunt said: “I was deeply saddened to hear of the death of Guardsman Mathew Talbot, who died while carrying out vital counter-poaching work in Malawi.

“This tragic incident is a reminder of the danger our military faces as they protect some of the world’s most endangered species from those who seek to profit from the criminal slaughter of wildlife.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/05/07/british-soldier-killed-elephant-anti-poaching-operation-malawi/


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eppur_se_muova May 2019 #1

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Thu May 9, 2019, 12:37 PM

1. RIP, Guardsman Talbot.




If only we could direct some of our defense budget to serving such ends as this -- and a "worldwide FEMA" that offers aid after any disaster, anywhere, regardless of politics.

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