Whitby war hero killed in action

Andrew Found, Whitby soldier killed in Afghanistan
Andrew Found, Whitby soldier killed in Afghanistan
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A SOLDIER from Whitby has been killed in action while serving in Afghanistan.

Craftsman Andrew Found (27) from the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers was fatally wounded during a series of explosions during the early hours of last Thursday.

He was serving with the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards and was part of a squadron deployed to target insurgents when the vehicle he was in was hit by an improvised explosive device (IED).

It stopped the vehicle and injured the crew on board but without a thought for himself and as the Recovery Mechanic, Craftsman Found, was assessing the vehicle when he was caught up in a secondary explosion which caused fatal injuries.

His commanding officer Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Biggart, MBE, from the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards said his sacrifice was in the finest traditions of both his Corps and Regiment and that up until his final moments Craftsman Found with the example he set and wit which was infamous throughout his section “kept his fellow soldiers going under very difficult and demanding conditions”.