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Aidan Howell

"H"

Aidan Howell

(1990 – 2009)

  • Dear Aidan (H)A year has passed since you left this earth plane, you will never be forgotten.The Spirit World gained another Angel that day
    Lit by Anne J
  • To honour your bravery. Rest in peace.
    Given by Anonymous
  • Sweetdreams Honey!Always keep hold of that cheeky grin, and your cocky comments.You did everyone proud, You will never be forgotten!xx
    Lit by S J
  • I didn't know you but I was touched by your story and wanted to light a candle to honour all our soldiers serving abroad. x
    Lit by Anonymous
  • Your sacrifice, courage and bravery will never be forgotten. You are a true hero and will be sorely missed by all who knew you.
    Lit by Anonymous
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Aidan Howell

Aidan Howell
(1990 – 2009)

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Aidan Howell

(1990 – 2009)
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About Aidan
This is an online memorial dedicated to Aidan Howell. Rifleman Aidan Howell of 3rd Battalion, The Rifles, was killed as a result of an explosion that happened near Forward Operating Base Zeebrugge, in the Kajaki area of Helmand Province, Afghanistan. He had been on patrol when an improvised explosive device detonated.
Aidan Howell was born in Sidcup, Kent and went to the Montsaye Community College in Rothwell before enlisting to join the Army in 2006. He was selected to attend the Army Foundation College in Harrogate before completing his training at the Infantry Training Centre in Catterick. In March 2008 he joined C Company, 3 RIFLES based in Edinburgh.
Aidan was known to friends as 'H', and was part
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About Aidan
of the specialised Fire Support Group, a role normally reserved for more senior Rifleman. An extremely fit and active young man he was an avid Leeds United supporter, travelling far and wide to cheer them on whenever he could.
Rifleman Howell's family paid the following tribute:
"We can not begin to express the total and utter devastation we feel at the loss of our beautiful son Aidan. He may be recognised as a hero now, but to his family and everyone who was lucky enough to know him, he was already a hero.
"Aidan was a big Leeds United fan and even met the players, his heroes, before he left for Afghanistan. He was known as 'Sunshine Boy' to his family and he was a loving son, grandson,
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and a cheeky and cocky brother.
"He loved his mates both at home and in the Army and he was so proud to be a soldier as we were utterly proud of him."
This is a tribute to Aidan Howell, his life and his achievements. He was a brave soldier who made the ultimate sacrifice. May he rest in peace.
Remembrance Messages
On 8th Apr 2013
Albert Jansen
wrote:
Will remember you.
Remembrance Messages
On 7th Jan 2011
Anne J
wrote:
Dear Aidan,
A year has passed since you left this earth plane, you will never be forgotten. The spirit world gained another Angel that day.
Our thoughts and healing prayers are with your family, friends and comrades, may they find comfort in the knowledge that you never died your spirit lives on and they will all meet you again one day.
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Anne J
message continued:
We think this lovely poem says it all.
I AM NOT HERE
Don't stand by my grave and weep,
For I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glint of snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn's rain.
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Anne J
message continued:
When you awaken in the morning, hush.
For I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circle flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand by my grave and cry.
I am not there, I did not die.
Hopi Grief Song/Prayer
With Love "The Circle
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Anne J
message continued:
of Light"
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On 28th Jul 2010
Lindsey Gannon
wrote:
Aiden.. I went to training with you and served along side you in afghan. I am absolutly gutted and it doesnt feel real.. I have your name tatoo`d on my back.. n it hurt :( lol. I miss you and pray to you all the time. You were amazing and you will never be forgotten.. we will remember them.. Sleep tight H .. Lindsey xxx
Remembrance Messages
On 16th Apr 2010
Nina Harte
wrote:
I miss you more and more each day :( xx
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On 22nd Jan 2010
L Hardy
wrote:
Rest in Peace Aidan. The townsfolk of Desborough are immensley proud of you. You died so young with so much of your life ahead of you, but you died a hero. God bless you x
Remembrance Messages
On 2nd Jan 2010
Lucy Sibthorpe
wrote:
R.I.P you was a brilliant cousin to me and I miss you ever so much. You were so young, but a total hero to everyone including people who you don't know. You served our country so everyone should love you for what you have done
Remembrance Messages
On 2nd Jan 2010
suzanne cock
wrote:
I did not know you but my son daniel cock is serving with 3 rifles at kajaki he knows aidan, he told me there all miss you and it was such a shock for the 3 rifles. god bless .you will sadly missed.such a young age.best wishes to the family of aidan.xx
Remembrance Messages
On 30th Dec 2009
lily montgomery
wrote:
r.i.p aidan so young but brave and our hero xx
Remembrance Messages
On 30th Dec 2009
Anon ymous
wrote:
i nver knew u but my mate did and i think it so sad to see such a young life lost :( it upset me and lods of people u will be truly missed adian ur desbroughs hero rip bbe we will all miss you <3 xxxxxx
Remembrance Messages
On 30th Dec 2009
sally ymous
wrote:
R.I.P Aidan x A tragic loss at such a young age x x x
Remembrance Messages
On 30th Dec 2009
Claire Robinson
wrote:
i knew u well enough to talk to huni but i didnt think i wud ever be saying goodbye to u my husband knew u better than i did, and i know he is devestated that u r gone, as apart of 3 Rifles it is another sad loss and u will never ever be forgotten m8 xx xx may you rest in peace for ur duty is done xx x xxxxxxxxxxxxsleep tight Aidan xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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On 29th Dec 2009
Anon ymous
wrote:
i never knew you but my son did and i can tell you were a hero not just to your parents but to everyone i hope you rest in peace and remember you are a hero in hero heaven sleep tight xxxxx
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On 29th Dec 2009
Nina Harte
wrote:
I cant believe I am writing this Aidan, but i just want to say it was an honour to get to know you. You were a fantastic lad and will be sorely missed. You are a hero to me, your friends but most of all your family. You are an inspiration to all of us and your courage will never be forgotten. You have an amazing group of friends and you will be with us all in spirit. you sleep tight darling. your memory will live on forever:) A HERO Aidan, love you very much
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Nina Harte
message continued:
from nina xxxx
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Kindly lit by
Anne J
on 4th Jul 2015
They wrote:
Dear Aidan (H)A year has passed since you left this earth plane, you will never be forgotten.The Spirit World gained another Angel that day
Kindly given by
Anonymous
on 4th Jul 2015
They wrote:
To honour your bravery. Rest in peace.
Kindly lit by
S J
on 4th Jul 2015
They wrote:
Sweetdreams Honey!Always keep hold of that cheeky grin, and your cocky comments.You did everyone proud, You will never be forgotten!xx
Kindly lit by
Anonymous
on 4th Jul 2015
They wrote:
I didn't know you but I was touched by your story and wanted to light a candle to honour all our soldiers serving abroad. x
Kindly lit by
Anonymous
on 4th Jul 2015
They wrote:
Your sacrifice, courage and bravery will never be forgotten. You are a true hero and will be sorely missed by all who knew you.
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This is an online memorial dedicated to Aidan Howell. Rifleman Aidan Howell of 3rd Battalion, The Rifles, was killed as a result of an explosion that happened near Forward Operating Base Zeebrugge, in the Kajaki area of Helmand Province, Afghanistan. He had been on patrol when an improvised explosive device detonated.
Aidan Howell was born in Sidcup, Kent and went to the Montsaye Community College in Rothwell before enlisting to join the Army in 2006. He was selected to attend the Army Foundation College in Harrogate before completing his training at the Infantry Training Centre in Catterick. In March 2008 he joined C Company, 3 RIFLES based in Edinburgh.
Aidan was known to friends as 'H', and was part...

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Anne J
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Albert Jansen
Lindsey Gannon
Nina Harte
L Hardy
Lucy Sibthorpe
suzanne cock
lily montgomery
Anon ymous
sally ymous
Claire Robinson
Anon ymous
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Rest in peace Aidan
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