The Commanding Officer
of the Household Cavalry Regiment, Lieutenant Colonel Mark van
der Lande OBE, issued the following statement:
"For the second time
in less than a week, the Household Cavalry Regiment grieves a
lost soldier. Lance Corporal Karl Shearer died on operations
in Iraq on Monday 1st April and another soldier remains very
seriously injured. My sympathy and that of the whole Regiment
goes out to his widow, Suzie, to their daughter and their families
at this difficult time and to the family of the injured man.
Karl was a popular and very able soldier whom I had recently
promoted. He demonstrated the very best of what it is to be a
soldier of the Household Cavalry and will be greatly missed.
"Both Karl and Lance
Corporal of Horse Matty
Hull, who was killed
on 28th March, were brave, courageous men who died doing their
duty serving their country under very difficult conditions. They
and their comrades in D Squadron have been heavily involved on
operations in Iraq showing outstanding courage, determination
and professionalism to defeat the enemy. My thoughts and those
of the whole Regiment are with the Squadron and their families.
" In the meantime,
I ask that the Regiment and our families be left to grieve our
losses in peace".
Karl's widow, Suzie, said:
"Karl was a very loving,
supportive husband and father. He was a wonderful son and brother.
He was loved very much and will be missed terribly".