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Former Royal Marine pays tribute to fallen comrades

Rob French has had his back tattooed in memory of seven other Royal Marines who were killed in Afghanistan. Credit: ITV West Country

A former Plymouth-based Royal Marine has had his back tattooed with seven poppies in memory of his fallen comrades.

Rob French served with 42 Commando and suffers from PTSD from his time in Afghanistan. He has dedicated a poem, "The Night Before Deployment", to his friends who lost their lives during the conflict. The seven Royal Marines are now known by many as "The Magnificent Seven".

  • Former marine Rob French reads 'The Night Before Deployment'

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