RICHARDS, Alan Wayne
Tuesday, March 8, 1983
Friday, March 31, 2000
Died in service
Marine Wayne Richards was serving at the Commando Training Centre RM at the time of his death. He was in week nine of the 30 week training course, and was killed when shot during a mock attack exercise on Woodbury Common, near Exeter, after live rounds became mixed up with blanks. [Sources: AFM ROH / Navy News issue May 2000, p34 / BBC Wales News online 6th June 2001.] Notes Whilst the AFM ROH shows his first names as Alan Wayne, all of the many media reports regarding his death refer to him as Wayne.
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