Second Former British soldier killed in fighting in Ukraine 1 month ago

Second Former British soldier killed in fighting in Ukraine

'He loved his job and we are so proud of him'

A former British soldier has been killed while fighting in Ukraine against Russian invaders.

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Jordan Gatley, who left the British army and joined up with Ukraine in March, has been described as a "hero" by his family.

According to the BBC, Gatley died while battling for the Eastern city of Severodonetsk. The Foreign Office confirmed his death on June 12 and said it is "supporting the family of a British man who has died in Ukraine."

On Facebook, Gatley's father paid tribute to him and confirmed that they were informed of his death on Friday.

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His team say they all loved him, as did we, and he made a massive difference to many peoples lives, not only soldiering, but also by training the Ukrainian forces. “Jordan and his team were so proud of the work they were doing and he often told me that the missions they were going on were dangerous, but necessary. “He loved his job and we are so proud of him. He truly was a hero and will forever be in our hearts.” Via Facebook

"Yesterday (10/06/22) we received the devastating news that our son, Jordan, has been shot and killed in the city of Sievierodonetsk, Ukraine," his father wrote. "Jordan left the British Army in March this year to continue his career as a soldier in other areas. The war against Europe had begun so, after careful consideration, he went to the Ukraine to help."

He continued: "His family said they had received several communications from his team in Ukraine telling them of Jordan's "wealth of knowledge, his skills as a soldier and his love of his job.

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"His team say they all loved him, as did we, and he made a massive difference to many peoples lives, not only soldiering, but also by training the Ukrainian forces.

"Jordan and his team were so proud of the work they were doing and he often told me that the missions they were going on were dangerous, but necessary.

"He loved his job and we are so proud of him. He truly was a hero and will forever be in our hearts."

Gatley is the second Brit to fall in Ukraine after 36-year-old Scott Sibley died in April, who was described as a "friend like no other."

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