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  • Christina Drummond

Sea Knight helicopter crash 2003: eight British and four U.S. service personnel

Remembering the Fallen: on this day in 2003, a US Marine Corps CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter crashed south of the Kuwait border. Eight personnel from 3 Commando Brigade died, along with four U.S. aircrew. Some information on the servicemen and the crash can be found here: The Royal Marines: top row: Colour Sergeant John Cecil, 35, Captain Philip Guy, 29, Marine Sholto Hedenskog, 26, and Warrant Officer 2 Mark Stratford, 39; middle row: Major Jason Ward, 34, Lance Bombardier Llewellyn Evans, 24, Sergeant Les Hehir, 34, and Operator Mechanic Second Class Ian Seymour, 29. The U.S. personnel bottom left to right: Captain Ryan Beaupre, 29, Staff Sergeant Kendall Watersby 29, Corporal Brian Kennedy, 30, and Major Jay Aubin, 36.

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