Funeral of Kosovo Soldier

The funeral of Trooper Adam Slater was held at St Michael’s Church in April with full military honours. Twenty four year old Adam of the 9th/12th Royal Lancers was serving in Kosovo when his Scimitar armoured vehicle hit a landmine. He had served in the Balkans for two years and had volunteered to serve in Kosovo. His commanding officer told mourners that Adam had fulfilled his ambition to join the army when he was 22 and had quickly established himself as a successful and outstanding soldier. Adam’s parents, Jean and Terry, were accompanied by their elder son, Julian and Adam’s fiancee Lindy. They had planned to marry in the same church next year.