ARNOLD, David James
Wednesday, September 29, 1937
Friday, August 7, 1964
Killed in action or died of wounds
Roll of Honour:
Sgt. David Arnold was killed during operations in Aden.On August 7, 1964, the marines were conducting operations in the Radafan Mountains. Sgt Arnold was killed during a planned night ambush near the village of Dhala, a centre of intense dissident activity. He is commemorated on the Special Boat Service Memorial in Poole and at the National Memorial Arboretum. Sgt Arnold was also a noted racing canoeist, winning several events in the early 1960s, including the Devizes to Westminster Race. [Sources: AFM ROH / Portsmouth news website ]
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