Marine Adam Brown, 40 Commando Royal Marines
Remembering the Fallen: on this day in 2010, Marine Adam Brown, from 40 Commando Royal Marines, was killed in an explosion while on patrol near his base in Afghanistan. Marine Brown joined the Royal Marines in 2004 and passed for duty as a Royal Marines Commando in 2005. On completion of Commando Training he was drafted to Alpha Company, 40 Commando Royal Marines, and immediately deployed to Iraq for three months. He subsequently deployed on numerous exercises, including jungle warfare training in Sierra Leone, before he specialised as a signaller in 2007. Rejoining Alpha Company as a newly-qualified signaller, he deployed to Afghanistan in 2007 on Operation HERRICK 7 where he served in Kajaki. In April of 2010 he began his second tour of Afghanistan as a signaller with 3 Troop, Alpha Company, where he operated from Patrol Base Almas. Lieutenant Colonel Paul James paid this tribute: "Marine Adam Brown was a superb Marine - courageous, supremely fit, hugely professional and utterly selfless; he was a model Commando and true Alpha Company Saint. He had spent his whole career in 40 Commando and had volunteered to come back a second time to Afghanistan. He was a bright and diligent man who used his experience wisely; he reassured and inspired others, he was the Marine that everyone wanted to work with. A robust and resolute man, he took pride in all that he did and he thrived in the austerity and privations of life in a patrol base. His generous and determined nature endeared him to all; he was a friend to everyone, a consummate professional to his Marines, and a loving husband to his wife Amy." Adam, from Burtle near Glastonbury, was 25 years old and recently married.