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RAF Honington personnel tidy Bury St Edmunds memorial garden ahead of 10th anniversary of SAC Luke Southgate's death




RAF Honington personnel have tidied a Howard estate memorial garden ahead of the 10th anniversary of a Bury St Edmunds man's death in Afghanistan.

Former County Upper School pupil Senior Aircraftman Luke Southgate, 20, was killed by an improvised explosive device in Kandahar on February 24, 2010.

RAF Honington trainee gunner course El Alamein Flight gave up their time to reinvigorate the garden before an upcoming remembrance service.

Phase 2 trainees from RAF Honington taking part in a community project in Bury St Edmunds to refurbish the memorial to SAC Luke Southgate who was sadly killed in Afghanistan in 2010.Photographer: Cpl Dave Blackburn
Originator: Sgt Smyth
Section: Trg Wg
*For more Information Contact Photographic Section, RAF Honington, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP31 1EE (28921009)
Phase 2 trainees from RAF Honington taking part in a community project in Bury St Edmunds to refurbish the memorial to SAC Luke Southgate who was sadly killed in Afghanistan in 2010.Photographer: Cpl Dave Blackburn Originator: Sgt Smyth Section: Trg Wg *For more Information Contact Photographic Section, RAF Honington, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP31 1EE (28921009)

Flt Sgt Declan O’Keeffe said: “It is always a privilege to do any work on the memorial.

"SAC Luke Southgate was an affable young man with his whole life and service career ahead of him, an individual who had the ability to excel. The 10th anniversary marks a milestone for his family and colleagues. We would like to take the opportunity to remember him.

"The trainees worked extremely hard to reinvigorate the garden which has become so important, both to Luke’s family and friends and, of course, those who served with him.”


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