Mark Richard Herbert joined the Depot of the Parachute Regiment in June 1983 aged 19.
Private ‘Herbie’ Herbert Passed Out of P Company with 495 Platoon on Friday 27 January 1984. He was posted to D Company the 2nd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment (2 PARA) and deployed on Operation Banner (Northern Ireland).
During his service, he served with D Company and C Company Signals Platoon, 2 PARA in America, Belize, Kenya and Oman.
Pte Herbert also worked alongside the SAS in Morocco.
In 1987 he completed his German Military Language Course becoming a proficient Military German speaker.
After returning from another tour of Northern Ireland he left the Parachute Regiment in January 1990, having served for six and a half years.
He became a member of The Parachute Regimental Association (PRA).
Mark died suddenly on Saturday 12 December 2015 aged 51 years.
By Wendy George with information from Mark RutherfordRead More