Barry John (Baz)
R.M. 42 Commando (K Company)
- DATE OF DEATH
30th August 2011
- ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
born 27.02.1971, Reading,Berkshire
husband of Joanne Weston (3 daughters - Jasmine,Poppy and Rose)
served Northern Ireland,Kosovo,Sierra Leone and Iraq
KIA Sukmanda,Nahr-e Saraj District,Helmand Province,Afghanistan
Sergeant Barry John Weston, from Kilo Company, 42 Commando Royal Marines, was killed in Afghanistan yesterday, Tuesday 30 August 2011. Sgt. Weston was killed while leading a patrol operating near the village of Sukmanda in southern Nahr-e Saraj district, Helmand province. The patrol was participating in an operation to draw insurgents away from the civilian population in order to disrupt their activity and further expand the influence of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. During the patrol, Sgt Weston was fatally injured by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED).
Sgt. Barry 'Baz' Weston was born in Reading on 27 February 1971. He joined the Royal Marines on 30 September 1991 where he impressed from the outset as one of the fittest members of his Recruit Troop. Upon successfully completing six months of arduous training, Sgt. Weston was passed fit for duty on 22nd May 1992 and joined Mike Company, 42 Commando Royal Marines. He went on to enjoy a varied career which saw him serve in many operational theatres including Northern Ireland, Kosovo, Sierra Leone and Iraq. He distinguished himself as a Reconnaissance Operator, Platoon Weapons Instructor and Recruit Troop Sergeant, amongst many other talents. Sgt. Weston joined Kilo Company, 42 Commando in May 2011 as part of 1 RIFLES Battle Group, Combined Force Nahr-e Saraj (South) in Helmand Province. He leaves behind his wife, Joanne, and their three daughters, Jasmine, Poppy and Rose.
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