The daring deeds of the Cockleshell Heroes have been commemorated once again today after blue plaques were unveiled in Portsmouth. The plaques can be seen on two houses where the Royal Marine Commandos trained for their 1942 mission to destroy German shipping at Bordeaux Harbour.
The Oxfordshire town of Carterton will once again pay its respects to soldiers killed in Afghanistan.
Royal Marine, Sgt Luke Taylor from Bournemouth and Lance Corp Michael Foley, who first served with the Logistic Support Regiment in Abingdon, are among three servicemen whose bodies are being flown into RAF Brize Norton.
Over the course of his impressive career, Sergeant Luke Taylor gathered extensive operational experience doing a job that he loved. He sought out new challenges and tackled them with enthusiasm and a determination to succeed. He was a selfless, dedicated and talented Royal Marine.
The MoD has confirmed the deaths of Sergeant Luke Taylor, 33, of the Royal Marines and LCpl Michael Foley, 23, from Nelson in Lancs. Sgt Taylor, from Bournemouth, leaves behind his wife Nicola and young son, Roan. Defence Secretary Philip Hammond said they were brave and committed soldiers.