Commando Brigade remembers Iraq campaign fallen
A memorial service has taken place in honour of the men of 3 Commando Brigade who died during the Iraq War.
It was held at the brigade's Stonehouse Barracks in their home city at the memorial garden overlooking Plymouth Sound.
Families of the fallen were in attendance with more than 500 members of the Brigade and 30 Commando Royal Marines.
The service was led by Royal Navy chaplains the Reverend Dr Scott Shackleton and Reverend Mark Allsop, who paid tribute to the sacrifices.
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Wreaths were laid by the Commanding Officer of 30 Commando, Lt Col Chris Middleton and 29 Commando Royal Artillery, Lt Col Ed Dawes as well as by a representative of the Royal Navy, Lt Simon Collins.
Speaking after the service, Captain Joel Durbridge, of 3 Commando Brigade, said: "Despite the poor weather it was a really poignant moment not only for the serving personnel but also for the families.
"It is really important that we take the time to remember those who have gone before us so the world can see just how much we value their sacrifice."
Yesterday marked the 10th anniversary since eight men of the Brigade were killed in a US Marine Corps Sea Knight helicopter after it crashed in the desert.
The city of Plymouth lost 14 servicemen during the Iraq War.