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Richard Hollington

"Dickie"

Richard Hollington

(Passed – 2010)

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Richard Hollington

Richard Hollington
(Passed – 2010)

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Richard Hollington

(Passed – 2010)
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This is an online tribute dedicated to Marine Richard Hollington. Richard Hollington "Dickie", from Bravo Company, 40 Commando Royal Marines, tragically died from wounds sustained in Afghanistan in the new Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham on Sunday 20 June 2010.
During the late afternoon of Saturday 12 June 2010, Bravo Company was conducting a reassurance patrol in Afghanistan for the local nationals in an area to the south of Patrol Base Ezeray. During this patrol Marine Richard Hollington was caught in an explosion.
He was immediately evacuated to Bastion Role 3 Hospital where his condition was listed as critical. On 13 June 2010 he was transferred to the new Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham. On
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20 June 2010, with his parents and brothers present, Richard sadly died of his wounds.
Marine Richard Hollington was 23 years old and lived near Petersfield, Hampshire, with his parents and younger brothers Nick and Charlie. Prior to joining the Royal Marines he played semi-professional football for Fareham Town Football Club.
Completing Royal Marines training in September 2008, he attended the Defence School of Transport, Leconfield, gaining his full range of driving licences. Joining Delta Company, 40 Commando Royal Marines, in December 2008, he deployed in the New Year on Exercise Taurus; the largest Royal Naval deployment in over ten years. Serving both afloat and ashore he participated in a number
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of multinational exercises in Cyprus and Turkey.
The exercise culminated in the Far East, where he experienced the rigours of a jungle warfare training package in Brunei. On return to the UK he joined Bravo Company prior to beginning Mission Specific Training for Op HERRICK 12. He deployed to Sangin, Afghanistan in April 2010, where he was based at Patrol Base Ezeray.
Bravo Company has been conducting joint operations with the Afghan National Security Forces over the last few months aimed at bettering the lives of the local people by improving security and increasing their freedom of movement.
Richard's family made the following statement:
"What can we say that hasn't been said so many times
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before and will be repeated so many times to come?
"Richard will leave a huge numbing hole in the lives of his family, friends and Royal Marine colleagues. The saying goes 'It is better to live one day as a lion than your whole life as a worm.'
"He chose to live his days as a lion and to us, and we believe his friends, he was the biggest, if softest, lion in the pride - how proud of him we all are. It was typical of Richard, and a crumb of comfort to us, that even in death he donated his organs to help others in accordance with his wishes."
This is an online memorial dedicated to the memory of Richard Hollington and the sacrifice he made in the line of duty. May he rest in peace.
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Richard Hollington

This is an online tribute dedicated to Marine Richard Hollington. Richard Hollington "Dickie", from Bravo Company, 40 Commando Royal Marines, tragically died from wounds sustained in Afghanistan in the new Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham on Sunday 20 June 2010.
During the late afternoon of Saturday 12 June 2010, Bravo Company was conducting a reassurance patrol in Afghanistan for the local nationals in an area to the south of Patrol Base Ezeray. During this patrol Marine Richard Hollington was caught in an explosion.
He was immediately evacuated to Bastion Role 3 Hospital where his condition was listed as critical. On 13 June 2010 he was transferred to the new Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham. On...

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