masked his natural shyness. In our hearts he will be eternally missed and never replaced. Whilst we have lost our son, our thoughts are also with other injured and bereaved service personnel and their families, at what we know to be one of the most difficult times a family can face. Known as Hunty, Pte Hunt, from Abergavenny, special- ised as a Warrior armoured vehicle driver and trained as a sniper. Althoug h q u ie t by nature, he clearly had a passion for soldiering, a true Welsh Warrior , said Lieutenant Colonel Mark Wheeler, commanding officer of the 2nd Battalion the Royal Welsh. Sergeant Valentine, 29, of 2nd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, was killed in a blast when his platoon were on foot patrol near Sangin on Saturday. He leaves a wife Gemma and two daughters, Chantelle and Niamh. Company Sergeant-Major Wayne Caffrey said Sgt Valentine had loved comic-book superheroes. He loved all of that stuff. To us he will always be a superhero. Lieutenant Colonel Nick Richardson, the Armys spokesman for Task Force Helmand, said troops remained undeterred in their mission to tackle the Taliban and make the elections safe for the Afghans. London Lite Monday, 17 August 2009 E Continued from Page 1 wounded in action, many of them seriously. The figures show the full scale of the recent bloodshed in Afghanistan with 94 soldiers admitted to field hospitals last month -- four times as many as May. Of those soldiers, 19 were very seriously injured. The Taliban has stepped up attacks in the run-up to Afghanistans presidential elections on Thursday but there are hopes that most polling stations in Helmand Province will be open. Defence Secretary Bob Ainsworth said morale among soldiers remained high: The troops know that weve made progress in the last few months, and I still firmly believe that Afghanistan is winnable. Yes, we have seen an increase in the rate of loss but we should still be there. This mission is vital to our national interests and national security and we have to persevere. The 200th victim of the conflict, Pte Hunt suffered severe injuries during a vehicle patrol near Musa Qala in Helmand province on Thursday. He was flown to Britains leading military hospital in Selly Oak, Birmingham, where he died. Parents Hazel and Phillip Hunt said their son was selfless to the end. They added: His bravado, ironically, LookslikeFionacould dowithhersofaback 201st death: Sergeant Simon Valentine SHE may have ditched those early starts on the GMTV sofa, but Fiona Phillips shows her body clock is still tuned in to being up with the lark. Phillips, 48, hit Wandsworth Common today for a punishing boxing exercise session with her personal trainer. She looked more tired than usual -- perhaps it had something to do with swapping the couch-based TV job for more time with her sons, aged 10 and seven. Phillips appeared in pretty good shape on the common as she battered her trainers pads. The presenter, married to the breakfast shows editor Martin Frizzell, left GMTV in December to spend more time with her family. Fighting fit: Fiona, left, and boxing with her trainer today Sitting pretty: Fiona on GMTV sofa Appeal as man is shot in head A MAN in his twenties was fighting for his life after being shot in the head in east London early today. Police found him at 2am in Clements Road, Rotherhithe, and are appealing for anyone with information to call 020 8721 4961. Londonairportis 60milesaway OXFORD airport bosses have upset heritage campaigners by renaming it London Oxford airport to attract more trade -- even though its 60 miles from the capital. The Oxford Civic Society called the move misleading. HH The bloodiest month of the Afghan war index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html