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Loren Marlton-Thomas

"Loz"

Loren Marlton-Thomas

(1981 – 2009)

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Loren Marlton-Thomas

Loren Marlton-Thomas
(1981 – 2009)

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(1981 – 2009)
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This is a tribute dedicated to Corporal Loren Marlton-Thomas. Loren Marlton-Thomas (Loz) was killed in Afghanistan on Sunday 15 November 2009 by an improvised explosive device whilst conducting a route search to clear devices in the vicinity of Patrol Base Sandford, in the Gereshk area of Helmand province.
Corporal Loren Marlton-Thomas, aged 28, deployed on Operation HERRICK 11 as a Royal Engineer Search Team Commander within the Joint Force Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Group; part of the Counter-IED Task Force responsible for minimising the threat posed to ISAF, ANSF and the people of Afghanistan.
The cornerstone of 4 Troop, 49 Field Squadron RE (EOD), 33 Engineer Regiment RE (EOD) in Wimbish, Essex,
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he deployed to Afghanistan in September 2009 as an Acting Corporal. In the relatively short time that he had been in theatre he had proved himself more than worthy of the rank and responsibilities of a Section Commander.
Cpl Marlton-Thomas made the decision to serve his country by joining the Army in 1998. He had his mind set on a life full of challenge, excitement and adventure.
He initially considered a life in the Parachute Regiment; however he quickly found that his talents were better suited to life in the Royal Engineers. In typical 'Sapper' style he was a man of many talents, a first rate soldier, an extremely competent combat engineer and accomplished blacksmith. Not one for barracks routine he
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really came to the fore and flourished in the operational environment.
Prior to embarking on his career in EOD, 'Loz' served in a number of units including: 35 Engineer Regiment in Paderborn, 21 Engineer Regiment in Osnabruck and in 25 Engineer Regiment in Northern Ireland.
His military experience led him to complete operational tours of Northern Ireland on Op BANNER and Iraq on Op TELIC 11. On both tours he served in the Advanced Search Troop giving him a wealth of search experience which translated into him being an exceptional Team Commander.
Corporal Marlton-Thomas epitomised the men of courage and nerve that he led; Advanced Search (AS) teams, the 'improvised explosive device hunters', are a
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unique breed who stalk their concealed quarry along the tracks and wadis of Helmand.
He was extremely proud of this life saving and critical role that his team performs and demonstrated his true merit as a leader of men in this role.
Cpl Marlton-Thomas's wife, Mrs Nicola Marlton-Thomas, paid the following tribute:
"Loren was Army barmy right back to being a Cadet. He did the job he loved and paid the ultimate price for his friends, comrades and country. We are proud to say we knew and loved him. A true hero in our eyes - you may be gone but you will never ever be forgotten".
This online memorial is in memory of Loren Marlton-Thomas and serves as a reminder of the ultimate sacrifice he made.
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Loren Marlton-Thomas

This is a tribute dedicated to Corporal Loren Marlton-Thomas. Loren Marlton-Thomas (Loz) was killed in Afghanistan on Sunday 15 November 2009 by an improvised explosive device whilst conducting a route search to clear devices in the vicinity of Patrol Base Sandford, in the Gereshk area of Helmand province.
Corporal Loren Marlton-Thomas, aged 28, deployed on Operation HERRICK 11 as a Royal Engineer Search Team Commander within the Joint Force Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Group; part of the Counter-IED Task Force responsible for minimising the threat posed to ISAF, ANSF and the people of Afghanistan.
The cornerstone of 4 Troop, 49 Field Squadron RE (EOD), 33 Engineer Regiment RE (EOD) in Wimbish, Essex,...

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