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Posted on Thursday 29th December

The Ministry of Defence has sadly confirmed the death of Captain Tom Jennings of the Royal Marines, who was killed in Afghanistan on Thursday, 22 December.

Captain Jennings was travelling in a vehicle which struck an explosive device whilst on operation south of Kabul. Squadron Leader Anthony Downing RAF, who died the following day in the UK, was travelling in the same vehicle.

Captain Jennings was highly valued by the Afghans as well as his Royal Marine brothers. The 29 year old was described as 'dedicated and humble, he was an archetypal Royal Marine with a keen sense of humour even when faced with adversity.'

He leaves behind a wife and two young sons, to whom he was devoted.

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