FERRANTE, Simeon Mervyn

Rank: 
Marine
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Service number: 
P996865V
Born: 
Sunday, April 28, 1968
Died : 
Monday, August 14, 1989
Died in service
Age: 
21
Mne. Ferrante died four days after landing badly in a parachute training exercise.  
 
Simeon Ferrante enlisted in the Royal Marine Reserve Bristol on 12 November 1985. He joined a parachuting course for reservist soldiers and marines run by No. I Parachute Training School, RAF Brize Norton, from 30 July to 11 August 1989. He was parachuting at RAF Weston-on-the-Green on 10 August when he landed badly. He died four days later.
 
On the day after the accident, a unit inquiry was convened at RAF Brize Norton and, following his death, a coroner's inquest was held, at which a verdict of accidental death was recorded.
 
Sources
AFM ROH  
Response by the Minister of State for the Armed Forces (Mr. Archie Hamilton) Ref. Hansard HC Deb 25 November 1991 vol 199 cc752-60]
 

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