Today we are paying our respects at the grave of Corporal Russ Aston was one of 6 military policemen who were murdered by an Iraqi mob in Al Majarr Al Kabir on Tuesday 24 June 2003.
Russ had previously served with the Grenadier Guards before transferring to RMP. He had celebrated his 30th birthday just one month before he was murdered. An only son, Russ left a widow and small baby girl.
For more about what happened on that day, read here about the RMP 6.
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