Marine Dale Gostick, of 3 Troop Armoured Support Company, Royal Marines, was killed in Afghanistan on Sunday 25th May 2008. Marine Gostick died when the Viking he was driving struck a mine while he was on patrol near Sangin.
His CO said: "We have lost a great Marine today. Marine Gostick was a huge part of his Troop and the Company alike – he was a highly professional Marine and a good friend to all who knew him. A confident and outgoing Marine, he seemed to thrive on the challenges which life presented him and took great pride in his ability both as a rifleman and as a Viking Operator.
His friend Marine Tommy Aylett said: "Dale was a good friend of mine, he had such a great character always joking and smiling. He was a great listener and if you wanted to be cheered up he was perfect to make you smile. Miss you dearly mate, love Tom."
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