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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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Bristol falls silent on Armistice Day

Children at today's remembrance service in Clifton. Credit: ITV West Country/Richard Payne
St John's memorial in Clifton. Credit: ITV News/Richard Payne
Children gather to pay their respects to the Fallen. Credit: ITV News/Richard Payne
Local schoolchildren left hand-written notes and wreaths at the memorial. Credit: ITV News/Richard Payne
"Our Heroes, from the children at Clifton Tots." Credit: ITV News/Richard Payne

Exeter's service of remembrance

The Exeter Branch, Royal Marines Association, are holding an Armistice Day Service of Remembrance at the World War 1 Graves at Higher Cemetery.

People gathered at a memorial in Exeter Credit: ITV West Country/Bob Cruwys
Credit: ITV West Country/Bob Cruwys
Credit: ITV West Country/Bob Cruwys

Children from Ladysmith Junior School in Exeter laid poppy crosses at the World War 1 graves.

Credit: ITV West Country/Bob Cruwys
Credit: ITV West Country/Bob Cruwys
Credit: ITV West Country/Bob Cruwys

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