Lance Corporal Brodie Gillon Biography, Lance Corporal Brodie Gillon Wiki
Lance Corporal Brodie Gillon, who served as a Reserve with the Scottish and North Irish Yeomanry, died after a dozen missiles were fired at Camp Taji, north of Baghdad, on Wednesday, March 11.
Lance Corporal Brodie Gillon Age
She was 26 years old.
Lance Corporal Brodie Gillon Career
LCpl Gillon joined the regiment in September 2015 as a Combat Medical Technician, before qualifying as a Class 1 Combat Medical Technician in 2018.
She had volunteered to be part of the Irish Guards Battle Group during their deployment to Iraq.
Lance Corporal Brodie Gillon Death
Following her death, the solider was repatriated to Royal Air Force Brize Norton on Thursday with the RAF A400M touching down at 1.30pm.
Her family attended the service along with senior military figures and representatives of her regiment.
Two U.S. servicemen were also killed in the attack and 14 other military personnel were injured, according to the U.S. Defence Department.
She brought immeasurable love, fun and energy to our lives and was so generous in every way.
‘She was determined and tenacious, wonderfully funny, courageous and caring.
‘Brodie was a force of nature, a strong independent young woman.
Defence Secretary Ben Wallace added: ‘From the warm testimonies of those who served with her, it’s clear that L/Cpl Gillon was held in the highest regard and was a shining example of what our Armed Forces 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.’
Joining the tributes, a message on the British Army’s Twitter page read: ‘Despite the difficult conditions we all face at the moment, the Army family asks you to pause with us to remember 26-year-old Lance Corporal Brodie Gillon as she returns home today.
Despite the difficult conditions we all face at the moment, the Army family asks you to pause with us to remember 26-year-old Lance Corporal Brodie Gillon as she returns home today. LCpl Gillon was killed last week at Camp Taji in Iraq. https://t.co/ZcoyCoOYvA pic.twitter.com/WlEBdIcrGg
— British Army (@BritishArmy) March 19, 2020
Fast Facts You Need to Know
- Lance Corporal Brodie Gillon, 26, was killed in Iraq on Wednesday, March 11
- A British soldier died after missiles were fired at Camp Taji north of Baghdad
- She was repatriated to Royal Air Force Brize Norton on Thursday at 1.30pm