Lance Corporal Timothy Darren Flowers, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
Remembering the Fallen: on this day in 2007, Lance Corporal Timothy Darren "Daz" Flowers from the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers died as a result of a fire attack on Basra Palace on his second tour of Iraq. His C.O. praised him: "I was always impressed by his remarkable determination and focus to work towards his one goal of keeping fit equipment in the hands of his Squadron; a trulyselfless individual. His knowledge of Warrior coupled with his single minded approach and diligence made him an invaluable asset to my Regiment. He epitomised all that is good in REME with his ‘can do’ attitude, professionalism and expertise, but he also added his own flair and character which together created a synergy that made him a hugely effective soldier." He is remembered by comrades as being "bright, thoughtful and erudite with intelligent opinions," selflessly committed to his work, a popular soldier with a razor-sharp wit, and a quiet and modest man who was full of surprises. Daz, from Northern Ireland, was 25 years old.