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Steven Darbyshire

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Steven Darbyshire

(Passed – 2010)

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Steven Darbyshire

Steven Darbyshire
(Passed – 2010)

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Steven Darbyshire

(Passed – 2010)
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About Steven
This is a tribute to Sergeant Steven William Darbyshire. Sergeant Steven William Darbyshire from 40 Commando Royal Marines, serving as part of Combined Force Sangin, was tragically killed in Afghanistan on Wednesday 23 June 2010.
Sergeant Darbyshire was killed by small arms fire during a firefight with insurgent forces whilst on a security patrol in the Sangin district of Helmand province.
Sergeant Steven William 'Darbs' Darbyshire was 35 years old. He was born in Wigan, and it was there that he lived with his partner Kate and their two young sons Ryan and Callum.
He was a great fan of sports, particularly football and golf, but especially rugby: earlier in his career he represented the Corps as a
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rugby league player.
Joining the Royal Marines in 1996, he was drafted to 40 Commando Royal Marines on completion of his commando training.
This first draft saw him serve an operational tour in Northern Ireland before choosing to specialise in the Heavy Weapons (Air Defence) branch.
Serving with Air Defence Troop he deployed to Iraq in 2002 on Operation TELIC. He was selected for promotion, passing his Junior Command Course in 2003 and subsequently promoted to corporal.
In 2007 he deployed to Afghanistan with 45 Commando on Operation HERRICK 5. As an experienced corporal, a senior command course quickly followed his tour of Afghanistan and he was promoted to sergeant in 2008.
Rejoining
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40 Commando in September 2009 he was initially employed as the Provost Sergeant, before becoming a Rifle Troop Sergeant within Alpha Company. Completing mission specific training for a further operational tour to Afghanistan, he deployed in April 2010 to Sangin with Alpha Company, where he was based at Patrol Base ALMAS.
Alpha Company has conducted daily reassurance and security patrols with Afghan National Security Forces to protect the local Afghans around Patrol Base ALMAS in the Sangin District.
They have improved the lives of hundreds of ordinary Afghans by providing a security bubble which has increased their freedom of movement, led to wider governance in the area and has encouraged economic development
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/>The family of Steven have made the following statement:
"Being a Royal Marine was Steven’s life and growing up it was all he wanted to do.
"He was proud to wear the uniform and served his country as the consummate professional. He died doing the job he so loved.
"He was strong, vibrant, generous, passionate, full of life and he certainly lived life to the full.
"Our World will be a bleaker place without him, his infectious laughter and fantastic sense of humour. Mere words do not begin to convey the deep grief and painful heartbreak his untimely death has brought to his shattered family and friends.
"Steven may have been a ‘hoofin’ bootneck’
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to his colleagues but to his beautiful boys, Ryan and Callum he was the very best Daddy in the World. He will live on through his sons and those who love him so much will never forget him and the sacrifice he made.
"Steven leaves behind him his partner Kate, sons Ryan and Callum, parents Barbara, John, Derek and Sue, brother Neil, Nan and the many friends whose lives he touched.
"RIP Sergeant Steven Darbyshire. Fall Out."
This is an online memorial dedicated to the memory of Steven and the ultimate sacrifice he made. May he rest in peace.
Remembrance Messages
On 22nd Aug 2010
louise payne
wrote:
R I P steven god bless xXx
Remembrance Messages
On 9th Jul 2010
Neil & Lianne Darbyshire
wrote:
God bless you Steven our Brave Brave Hero will miss you loads R I P dear brother Goodnight God Bless Love you Loads XXXXXXXXXXXX
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Steven Darbyshire

This is a tribute to Sergeant Steven William Darbyshire. Sergeant Steven William Darbyshire from 40 Commando Royal Marines, serving as part of Combined Force Sangin, was tragically killed in Afghanistan on Wednesday 23 June 2010.
Sergeant Darbyshire was killed by small arms fire during a firefight with insurgent forces whilst on a security patrol in the Sangin district of Helmand province.
Sergeant Steven William 'Darbs' Darbyshire was 35 years old. He was born in Wigan, and it was there that he lived with his partner Kate and their two young sons Ryan and Callum.
He was a great fan of sports, particularly football and golf, but especially rugby: earlier in his career he represented the Corps as a...

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