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    A royal Marine was killed and five others injured in a Taliban bomb blast in Afghanistan yesterday. His family have requested that his name not be released.

    Your courage will not be forgotten my friend. May you rest in peace.

    MoD News - Royal Marine Killed In Helmand

    Sunset Vigil

    The news is spread far and wide
    Another comrade has sadly died
    A sunset vigil upon the sand
    As a soldier leaves this foreign land

    We stand alone, and yet as one
    In the fading light of a setting sun
    We've all gathered to say goodbye
    To our fallen comrade who's set to fly

    The eulogy's read about their life
    Sometimes with words from pals or wife
    We all know when the CO's done
    What kind of soldier they'd become

    The padre then calls us all to pray
    The bugler has Last Post to play
    The cannon roars and belches flame
    We will recall, with pride, their name

    A minute's silence stood in place
    As tears roll down the hardest face
    Deafening silence fills the air
    With each of us in personal prayer

    Reveille sounds and the parade is done
    The hero remembered, forgotten by none
    They leave to start the journey back
    In a coffin draped in the Union Jack
     
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    RIP

    "This Marine gave his life for his country and the freedom of the Afghan people; there is no greater sacrifice than this. Our deepest and heartfelt sympathies go to his family and loved ones."
     
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    Sad news Boot, sad news indeed. Condolences.
     
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    RIP Royal and condolences to family and loved ones.

    O Eternal Lord God, who through
    many generations hast united and
    inspired the members of the Corps,
    grant thy blessing, we beseech thee,
    on Royal Marines serving all around
    the Globe. Bestow Thy Crown of
    Righteousness upon all their
    efforts and endeavours, and may
    their Laurels be those of gallantry
    and honour, loyalty and courage.
    We ask these things in the name of Him,
    whose courage never failed, our
    Redeemer, Jesus Christ.
    Amen.
     
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    RIP Thank You for your service
     
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    a warrior has found his rest. go in peace.
     
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    My deepest sympathies.
     
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    RIP

    Marines are the best people on the planet
     
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    I'm so sorry...
     

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