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Volunteer Service Pay Tribute to Weymouth Marine

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9:07am 19th October 2012

The Maritime Volunteer Service is to honour a Royal Marine from Weymouth who was killed in Afghanistan.

Commando James Wright died in a grenade attack in Helmand last year (August 2011) and now our local maritime team is going to name their new boat after him.

His family, friends and colleagues will all gather at his old School, Wey Valley, for the special naming ceremony tomorrow at 12pm.

A detachment of local Marines will be brought down for the service, as well as members of the RNLI, Maritime Coastguard Association and the Harbour Master.

Maritime Volunteer Geoffrey Bright told us it's important to remember local heroes like James: "The whole idea of this is to keep James' name alive. We'll be up and down the harbour for the next 20 years and we have a great amount of respect for our serviceman".

 


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