Ed Miliband MP, Leader of the Labour Party, responding to the news that five UK Armed Forces personnel have been killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan, said:
“People across the United Kingdom will be saddened by this awful news. My thoughts are with the families, friends and colleagues of those killed.
“This is a tragic and poignant reminder of the sacrifices made by our Armed Forces in serving our country with bravery and distinction. I pay tribute to them and their continuing work in Afghanistan, elsewhere abroad, and here at home.
“I mourn with all those who have lost loved ones, their grief is shared by people right across Britain at this very sad time.”