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Serving the Queen’s Guard, 19, goes AWOL so he can fight Vladimir Putin’s forces in Ukraine

A TEENAGE Cold Line Guard has given up his post to protect the Queen to fend off Mad Vlad’s invaders in Ukraine.

The soldier, 19, left his Windsor barracks, left a message for his parents and booked a one-way ticket to Eastern Europe.

The Queen's Guard in service, 19, has left his post to fight Putin's forces in Ukraine

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The Queen’s Guard in service, 19, has left his post to fight Putin’s forces in Ukraine
The teenager left a message for his parents and booked a one-way ticket to Eastern Europe

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The teenager left a message for his parents and booked a one-way ticket to Eastern Europe
Defense officials are trying to stop the soldier, a member of the Cold Line Guards, amid fears Russia could claim Britain has entered the war if he is captured.

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Defense officials are trying to stop the soldier, a member of the Cold Line Guards, amid fears Russia could claim Britain has entered the war if he is captured.Credit: Getty

Defense officials are trying to intercept him amid fears Russia could declare Britain entered the war if he is captured.

The missing teenager was among four British soldiers believed to have gone to AWOL to fight in Ukraine.

Top Brass fears more may have been fought, including reserve troops and troops on leave that have not been reported as missing.

Up until now, it was just soldiers who had headed to the front lines.

Rogue detachments pose a huge security threat as they can be used by Vladimir Putin to claim that Britain has entered the war if discovered by the Russian military.

Defense, police and State Department officials yesterday tried to reach the soldiers before they tried to join the Ukrainian Foreign Legion in Lviv, western Ukraine.

A source close to the teenager told The Sun he left his base in Windsor, Berks, where he and his colleagues guard the Queen at the nearby castle.

The soldier wrote to his parents before booking a one-way ticket to Poland over the weekend with the intention of later crossing the border into Ukraine.

Since then, he has posted a photo of his shoes on Snapchat. Friends believe the photo shows he managed to join the President Volodymyr Zelenskyydefense force.

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His family was too distressed to speak when approached for comment yesterday by a reporter.

A Department of Defense spokesman told The Sun that all service personnel are prohibited from traveling to Ukraine until further notice.

“This applies whether or not the Service Employee is on leave,” he said. Employees traveling to Ukraine will face disciplinary and administrative consequences.”

A friend of an AWOL soldier said he got “bored” of his regiment’s ceremonial roles – including marching in the Guard’s famous bear-skin hats – during the war. outbreak in Ukraine.

The friend said: “He has had enough. He was promised a tour of Afghanistan, like so many other players, after all the ritual involved. But that did not happen.

“A lot of guys are fed up. They were promised an active tour and it was pushed back under their noses for about three or four years. Then, when the tour was supposed to take place, it was cancelled.

“He was absent without leave, bought a ticket and was on his way to Ukraine to fight in the war.

“You don’t join the Army to stand in bearskin hats and march. You join it to fight and watch the action.

“He may think he can do some good there but it is a very wrong decision.

‘VERY VERY CLEAR DECISION’

“He has now put himself in jeopardy and will certainly spend time in a military prison like Colchester if he comes home.”

Former Army Chief of Staff Lord Dannatt called the AWOL soldier “totally irresponsible”.

“We don’t get to choose the wars we participate in,” he said. If you join the Army, you’ll join the wars you’re sent to.

“Many people might welcome their impulse to help, but that is completely the wrong thing to do. If they were caught, this would have gone into Russian hands saying that British forces had infiltrated Ukraine, which is completely untrue.

“It would be completely irresponsible for the soldiers to let them solve their own problems. That’s bad news, it’s bad discipline and shouldn’t happen. In peacetime, it is our duty to train to be ready for the wars our government chooses to send us to.”

More than 150 former British paratroopers who fought in Afghanistan are also believed to have made the perilous journey to Ukraine so far.

Last week, The Sun spoke to two former military heroes who traveled to Ukraine and talked about their desire to help. The couple, who served in Afghanistan and Iraq, said they “can’t just sit around and do nothing”.

Foreign Minister Liz Truss has said that she will support anyone who wants to fight in Ukraine.

“It’s something that people can decide for themselves,” she added. Ukrainians are fighting for freedom and democracy, not only for Ukraine but for Europe as a whole.

“Absolutely, if people want to support that struggle, I’ll support them in doing so.”

The government was quick to distance itself from Ms Truss’ comments and a spokesman for Boris Johnson reiterated that it strongly advises against traveling to Ukraine.

Defense Secretary Ben Wallace insisted the British should not go to war because he “wouldn’t rather see the British killed than I would rather see the Ukrainians” die.

The Defense Ministry’s Chief of Staff, Admiral Sir Tony Radakin, said any soldiers arriving on the battlefield in Ukraine would mislead Russia into believing that Britain had engaged them. And he says the sound of gunfire isn’t “something you want to rush into.”

The Coldstream Guards are the oldest regiment in continuous service in the Army and specialize in light duty as well as guarding the royal palaces.

The regiment fought the Russians in the Crimean War on the Crimean peninsula in Ukraine from 1853-56.

They fought with excellence at Inkerman, Alma and Sevastopol, and the four men of the regiment received the newly demoted Victoria Cross.

After terrible losses on both sides, the Russians finally surrendered to the allied forces of Britain, France, and the Ottoman Empire and the Treaty of Paris was signed in March 1856.

Orders are clear

By Jerome Starkey

SERVICES soldiers who abandoned their mission to fight Ukraine at nuclear risk Armageddon.

No one doubts their bravery in standing against Russia.

It was obvious that British soldiers, the best trained in the world, wanted to use it where it was needed most.

But if a person is killed or captured, the Kremlin will cook up accusations that British soldiers are directly at war with Russia.

It would give Putin an excuse to attack British or NATO troops. That could trigger an Article 5 conflict, where all 30 NATO members declare war – including Britain, France and the US with nuclear weapons.

The serving soldiers were sworn to serve the Queen and to obey the orders of her officers.

Those orders were clear: Do not go to Ukraine.

Rogue squads pose a huge security threat as they can be used by Vladimir Putin to declare Britain has entered the war if discovered by the Russian military

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Rogue squads pose a huge security threat as they can be used by Vladimir Putin to declare Britain has entered the war if discovered by the Russian militaryCredit: East2West

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Smoke rises into the night sky in the east of the city during the attack of Russian soldiers

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Smoke rises into the night sky in the east of the city during the attack of Russian soldiers
Houses were destroyed in the air raid in Sumy that killed more than a dozen people

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Houses were destroyed in the air raid in Sumy that killed more than a dozen people
A boy cries on his brother's shoulder as they search for his mother outside the train station in Lviv

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A boy cries on his brother’s shoulder as they search for his mother outside the train station in LvivCredit: Reuters

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