‘Stubborn’ bomb girl died a hero
A FEARLESS female bomb disposal expert died when she bravely returned to the scene of an explosion to help secure a village in Afghanistan.
Captain Lisa Head, of 11 Explosive Ordnance Disposal Regiment, the Royal Logistics Corps, died trying to diffuse a series of devices on April 18 last year.
A pal told an inquest into her death that being “stubborn”, she made light of the situation after a device exploded, and courageously returned.
The hearing was told Cpt Head ( above), 29, who was commended for her heroism and professional work throughout, was called to Padaka after a wire was spotted.
Speaking at Bradford Coroner’s Court, West Yorks., Cpl Adam Tucker said that after making safe one device, a second partially exploded.
He said: “Lisa had a few cigarettes and made light of the situation. I asked her if she was happy to continue and being the stubborn Yorkshirewoman she was she went back down to the second device.
That’s when another explosion happened.”
Huddersfield woman Cpt Head was brought back to the UK but died from her injuries. The coroner ruled that she was unlawfully killed.