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Martyn Horton

"Bobby"

Martyn Horton

(Passed – 2010)

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Martyn Horton

Martyn Horton
(Passed – 2010)

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Martyn Horton

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About Martyn
This is a tribute to Colour Sergeant Martyn Horton. Colour Sergeant Martyn Simon Horton was killed in a vehicle incident near Gereshk, Helmand Province, on 23 June 2010.
Colour Sergeant Martyn Horton was part of a Police Advisory Team, travelling as part of a two vehicle convoy tasked to attend an incident at a nearby Check Point when the vehicle rolled into the waterway.
Colour Sergeant Martyn Horton was 34 years old and from Runcorn. He enlisted into the Army in 1992 and joined the 1st Battalion The 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment.
He has served in the United Kingdom, Cyprus, The Falkland Islands, Belize and Kenya, and on operations in Northern Ireland, Iraq and Afghanistan. Promoted to Colour Sergeant
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in June 2009 he assumed the role of Reconnaissance Platoon Second-in-Command.
Moving from Support Company, 1st Battalion The Mercian Regiment (Cheshire) he served with B (Malta) Company during the preparations for, and initial deployment on Operation HERRICK 12 in Afghanistan.
He was then selected to command a team to train, advise and mentor the Afghan National Police in Gereshk, Helmand Province in order to further develop their capabilities and promote security and rule of law.
On 23 June 2010, following an attack on a Police Check Point near Gereshk, Colour Sergeant Horton's team, along with the Afghan National Police, deployed as a Quick Reaction Force to support.
The vehicle in which
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he was travelling overturned into the Nahr-e-Bughra Canal. Colour Sergeant Horton died in the incident alongside three of his colleagues from the Police Advisory Team - Lance Corporal David Ramsden, Private Douglas Halliday and Private Alex Isaac.
Colour Sergeant Hortons' sister Caroline has made the following statement:
"Martyn lived for three things - family, Army and Liverpool. He loved fighting for his friends and family. He was a loving dad, brother and son; he touched everyone he met. We will miss his cheeky grin. He will be fondly missed by everyone he knew and sadly died doing the job he loved. Once met never forgotten."
This is an online memorial dedicated to Martyn Horton, his life and
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the ultimate sacrifice he made. He will not be forgotten. May he rest in peace.
Remembrance Messages
On 26th Jul 2010
paige horton
wrote:
I thought of you today,But that is nothing new.I thought of you yesterday and will tomorrow, too. I think of you in silence and make no outward show. For what it meant to lose you only those who love you know.Remembering you is easy, we do it everyday. It's the heartache of losing you, that will never go away; you were the best uncle in the world and anyone could wish for you but i had you instead and you made me proud! now you are gone you will be forever
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paige horton
message continued:
missed no matter what! you are my guardian angel forever on i will look up to you! i cry myself to sleep somenights just wishing you will come back but that will never happend i guess :/ you will be forever missed martyn- rest in peace! i love you an awfull lot!<3<3<3
!!! 08/07/1975-23/06/2010 !!!
your best neice paige- xxxxxxx
Remembrance Messages
On 16th Jul 2010
Chris Bate
wrote:
Bobby,
It was a pleasure to serve with you, and a privalige to be one of the six who laid you to rest... You will never be forgotten... now sleep tight my friend, sleep tight...
Batesy...
Remembrance Messages
On 28th Jun 2010
Linz
wrote:
RIP Martyn
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This is a tribute to Colour Sergeant Martyn Horton. Colour Sergeant Martyn Simon Horton was killed in a vehicle incident near Gereshk, Helmand Province, on 23 June 2010.
Colour Sergeant Martyn Horton was part of a Police Advisory Team, travelling as part of a two vehicle convoy tasked to attend an incident at a nearby Check Point when the vehicle rolled into the waterway.
Colour Sergeant Martyn Horton was 34 years old and from Runcorn. He enlisted into the Army in 1992 and joined the 1st Battalion The 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment.
He has served in the United Kingdom, Cyprus, The Falkland Islands, Belize and Kenya, and on operations in Northern Ireland, Iraq and Afghanistan. Promoted to Colour Sergeant...

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