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Adam Drane

Adam Drane

(1986 – 2009)

  • You died a legend Ad...but more importantly you lived as a hero and i've always seen that. Unforgettable times with you brother! Rest well..
    Lit by Ray McKenna
  • We have lost a true hero, what a wonderful person you were and it has been an honour to have been your friends. Sleep Tight xxx
    Lit by Amanda Thompson
  • I didn't know you but I was deeply saddened to hear the news. Especially at this time of year. My condolences to your family and friends.
    Lit by Anonymous
  • RIP.
    Lit by Shaun Roberts
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Adam Drane

Adam Drane
(1986 – 2009)

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Adam Drane

(1986 – 2009)
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About Adam
This is a tribute to Lance Corporal Adam Drane. He died whilst carrying out security duties at Check Point Paraang in southern Nad e-Ali, Helmand province on 7th December 2009.
Adam Drane deployed to Afghanistan as a Section Second-in-Command within C (Essex) Company, 1st Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment, attached to the 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards Battle Group.
Lance Corporal Drane was employed within 6 Platoon, C (Essex) Company. He was responsible for commanding a four-man 'fire team' and as such was charged with engaging with and reassuring the local population as well as defeating the insurgents in one of Helmand province's most challenging areas. He had been conducting this task for nearly
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two months.
Quietly confident, Lance Corporal Drane was an extremely kind individual who had a wonderful sense of humour. He was well-known and respected across the battalion as a soldier but particularly renowned for his love of music and guitars.
Lance Corporal Adam Drane's parents, Desmond and Jackie Drane, paid the following tribute:
"No words can adequately describe what our loss means to us. But knowing we are united with all Service families brings comfort.
"As his parents, together with Sian, his fiancée, and on behalf of Christopher his younger brother, we wish to express our tremendous pride in Adam's achievements: as a son, a brother, and future husband. We wish also to
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honour his chosen profession, which taught him the true meaning of courage and self-sacrifice. In the course of his duties, Lance Corporal Adam Drane died at his post, protecting his company, in the service of his country.
"All we would ask, at this time, is for a period of grace in order to begin coming to terms with our loss. We ask that our family's needs be respected through this time of grief and sorrow."
Lieutenant Colonel James Woodham, Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment, said:
"I am hugely saddened by the death of Lance Corporal Adam Drane killed whilst serving in the Nad e-Ali area of Afghanistan. He died doing his job and whilst playing his part in creating
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all-important security for the people of Afghanistan.
"Adam was a highly respected and professional Non-Commissioned Officer whose death has left a huge hole in the hearts of those with whom he served. He will be remembered as a quiet, confident and effective young man with a bright future ahead of him.
"Those of us who Adam leaves behind will never forget him and will draw inspiration from his memory for the work that lies ahead of us. I know that I can speak for all members of the 1st Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment - 'The Vikings' - in offering our thoughts and prayers to Adam's family and friends."
This memorial is in honour of Adam Drane, his life, his achievements and the ultimate
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sacrifice he made. May he rest in peace.
Remembrance Messages
On 9th Dec 2009
Lorraine McClure
wrote:
Rest In Peace brave Viking.....you're with your brothers in arms now. all my thoughts and heartfelt sympathy to Adams family, fiance and friends.....stay strong for each other. never forgotten and forever in our hearts. x x x
Remembrance Messages
On 9th Dec 2009
Lynn Goodenough
wrote:
R.I.P Our Brave soldier, No words can express the loss we fill, you will be so missed. Don't worry about Sian, we will make sure she is alright, God Bless you Adam xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Remembrance Messages
On 9th Dec 2009
Katie Gray
wrote:
Our thoughts are with your family and friends at this hard time. Say hello to my bro up there, no doubt you will be with all 9 Vikings who we lost in 2007. Sending all my love to your family. Katie - Pte Chris Grays sister xxxxxxxx (A Coy)
Remembrance Messages
On 8th Dec 2009
Claire
wrote:
R.I.P Adam, you shall be missed dearly... their will not be a day that passes where you will not be thought about. my heart goes out to all your family and close friends that you have left behind. memories last a lifetime. be good! xx
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Kindly lit by
Ray McKenna
on 4th Jul 2015
They wrote:
You died a legend Ad...but more importantly you lived as a hero and i've always seen that. Unforgettable times with you brother! Rest well..
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Amanda Thompson
on 4th Jul 2015
They wrote:
We have lost a true hero, what a wonderful person you were and it has been an honour to have been your friends. Sleep Tight xxx
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Anonymous
on 4th Jul 2015
They wrote:
I didn't know you but I was deeply saddened to hear the news. Especially at this time of year. My condolences to your family and friends.
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Shaun Roberts
on 4th Jul 2015
They wrote:
RIP.
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Adam Drane

This is a tribute to Lance Corporal Adam Drane. He died whilst carrying out security duties at Check Point Paraang in southern Nad e-Ali, Helmand province on 7th December 2009.
Adam Drane deployed to Afghanistan as a Section Second-in-Command within C (Essex) Company, 1st Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment, attached to the 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards Battle Group.
Lance Corporal Drane was employed within 6 Platoon, C (Essex) Company. He was responsible for commanding a four-man 'fire team' and as such was charged with engaging with and reassuring the local population as well as defeating the insurgents in one of Helmand province's most challenging areas. He had been conducting this task for nearly...

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