play_arrow

keyboard_arrow_right

skip_previous play_arrow skip_next
00:00 00:00
playlist_play chevron_left
chevron_left
  • cover play_arrow

    KL1 Radio Local Radio for West Norfolk

  • cover play_arrow

    EPISODE 35 OF THE FARMING SOCIAL HUB PODCAST

News

More than 700 mourners attend funeral of former head of the Royal Marines

todayOctober 13, 2021 5

Background
share close

More than 700 mourners attend funeral of former head of the Royal Marines

Major General Matthew Holmes died earlier his month at his home in Winchester

More than 700 mourners, including the Defence Secretary and senior military officers, have attended the funeral of the former head of the Royal Marines.

Major General Matthew Holmes, who was a pall-bearer at the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral, was found dead at his home in Winchester, Hampshire, on October 2.

An inquest heard he was found hanged after he had been having “concerns” about his career and his marriage.

Maj Gen Holmes, 54, who had served in Northern Ireland, Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan, was Commandant General Royal Marines from 2019 until April this year.

Among those at the funeral at Winchester Cathedral were his widow, Lea, a solicitor, and his children, William, 11, and Eleanor, 15.

Also present were Defence Secretary Ben Wallace, the outgoing Chief of the Defence Staff General Sir Nick Carter, and his replacement, Admiral Sir Tony Radakin, who will take up the post next month.

Published: by Radio NewsHub

Written by: admin

Rate it

Previous post

News

Ed Miliband has urged the Government to take action on credible climate transition plans

He wants all financial institutions to bring forward plans by 2023 Ed Miliband has urged the Government to ask all financial institutions to bring forward by 2023 credible climate transition plans that are consistent with a 1.5 degree pathway. Speaking at an event by the Green Alliance think tank, the shadow business secretary said: “London is one of the world’s financial centres. The UK may be 1% of global emissions […]

todayOctober 13, 2021 4


0%