3 Cdo Bde - CH46 Crash - Kuwait
Unit/ Formation: Memorial
Period/ Conflict: Iraq War (2003 - 2009)
Date/s: 21 March 2003
At around midnight GMT on Friday 21 March 2003, a US Marine Corps CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter (152579) of HMM-268 crashed 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) from Iraqi border, there were no survivors.
Eight personnel from 3 Commando Brigade died in the accident, along with four US aircrew.
Memorial in Kuwait to the 8 members of 3 Cdo Bde and 4 USMC who were killed when their CH-46 Sea Knight crashed on the insertion into Iraq.
The 3 Commando Brigade personnel were:
Major Jason Ward, Royal Marines, UK Landing Force Command Support Group, aged 34, from Torquay in Devon
Captain Philip Stuart Guy, Royal Marines, aged 29, from Skipton, Yorkshire
Warrant Officer Second Class Mark Stratford, Royal Marines, aged 39, from Plymouth
Colour Sergeant John Cecil, Royal Marines, UK Landing Force Command Support Group, aged 35, from Plymouth
Sergeant Les Hehir, 29 Commando Regiment Royal Artillery, aged 34, from Poole in Dorset
Lance Bombardier Llywelyn Evans, 29 Commando Regiment Royal Artillery, aged 24 from Llandudno
Operator Mechanic (Communications) Second Class Ian Seymour RN, 148 Commando Battery Royal Artillery, aged 29 years, from Poole in Dorset
Marine Sholto Hedenskog, Royal Marines, aged 26, from Cape Town, South Africa.
The US Marines killed were;
Maj. Jay Thomas Aubin,
Capt. Ryan Anthony Beaupre,
Cpl. Brian Matthew Kennedy and
Staff Sgt. Kendall Damon Watersbey.
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