BLACKLEY, Martin Gordon

Rank: 
Marine
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Service number: 
P052512Y
Born: 
Tuesday, March 9, 1976
Died : 
Wednesday, May 22, 2002
Died in service
Age: 
26
Mne. Blackley was killed in a diving accident on the 22 May 2002 at 12.15pm at the Marine Harvest Fish Farm, Aultbea.
 
Martin Blackley was based at HMS Condor in Arbroath and was fit and active. As a result of a muscle injury in his leg in October 2001 he was on sick leave from the Army. He suffered from "compartment syndrome" which was being treated by physiotherapy administered in a forces hospital in the south of England. He was able to spend large periods of time at home in Aultbea on the shores of Loch Ewe and to maintain fitness he had taken up diving.
[Source:  Fatal accident inquiry report (online) Grampian, Highland and Islands at Dingwall.]
 

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