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RSA deeply saddened by death of Corporal Douglas Hughes

4 April 2012

RSA deeply saddened by death of Corporal Douglas Hughes

The Royal New Zealand Returned and Services Association National President Don McIver says that the tragic news of the death of Corporal Douglas Hughes while serving his country in Afghanistan will be received with great sorrow by all members of the RSA.

“Corporal Hughes was a talented sportsman and a committed soldier and we feel his loss,” says Mr McIver.

“Our deepest sympathies are with all those who loved and cared for Corporal Hughes – his family, friends and comrades”, he said.

“This will be an especially difficult time for his whanau and we offer them our sincere sympathy at their time of loss.”

At RSAs throughout the country flags will fly at half-mast over the next few days in memory of this fallen soldier.

ENDS

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