Private Anthony Frampton, Soldier Killed In Afghanistan, Told Parents He Would Be Fine
A young British soldier killed alongside five comrades in Afghanistan reassured his mother he would be "fine" weeks before his death.
Private Anthony Frampton wrote comforting messages to his worried family after he was deployed to Helmand Province on Valentine's Day.
A online memorial page has been set up in his honour, for people to pay tribute to the 20 year old.
He was one of six troops who died when their Warrior armoured vehicle was hit by an apparent improvised explosive device in the deadliest single enemy attack on UK forces in Afghanistan since 2001.
Pte Frampton was killed along with Corporal Jake Hartley, 20, Private Christopher Kershaw, 19, Private Daniel Wade, 20, and Private Daniel Wilford, 21, all of 3rd Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment, and Sergeant Nigel Coupe, 33, of 1st Battalion The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment.
The soldiers, who had only been in Afghanistan for a few weeks, were hit by a blast about 25 miles north of Helmand's capital, Lashkar Gah, at 6.30pm local time (2pm UK time) on Tuesday.
The intensity of the blaze meant rescuers could not get near the vehicle and its charred shell was not recovered to the main British base in Helmand, Camp Bastion, until 7.30pm Wednesday night local time.
The Taliban told the BBC they carried out the attack and were "very proud of it"