Published Tuesday, 10 September 2013
Channing Day, the soldier from Co Down who was killed in Afghanistan. (© Pacemaker)
Corporal Channing Day, 25, of 3 Medical Regiment, died from injuries sustained while on patrol in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand Province on 24 October last year.
Corporal David O'Connor, 27, of 40 Commando was also killed by a man believed to be an Afghan insurgent.
They had been overseeing the training of local police when their patrol came under fire near the village of Char Kutsa.
Channing Amanda Day became the third UK woman to be killed on duty since the conflict began.
Born in Swindon, Wiltshire, she grew up in Newtownards.
She was deployed to the country one month before the attack, and was based at Patrol Base One in the Nahr-e Saraj district, where she provided medical support to 40 Commando Royal Marines.
The inquest, which is expected to last two days, is being heard in Oxford.
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