Tuesday, August 30, 2011

British Commando Sergeant Barry Weston

British Royal Marine Sergeant Barry Weston, serving with 42 Commando, was killed in action on Tuesday 30th August 2011 in Helmand province. He died from the blast of an insurgent bomb while leading a foot patrol near the village of Sukmanda in southern Nahr-e Saraj district.

40-year-old Sgt. Weston, known as 'Baz', joined the Royal Marines in September 1991. After completing six months of arduous training, he joined 42 Commando.

He served in many combat operations including Northern Ireland, Kosovo, Sierra Leone and Iraq. He distinguished himself as a Reconnaissance Operator, Platoon Weapons Instructor and Recruit Troop Sergeant, amongst many other talents.

Sgt. Weston leaves behind his wife Joanne and their three daughters Jasmine, Poppy and Rose.

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