Marine Tony Evans and Marine Georgie Sparks, both of J Company, 42 Commando Royal Marines, were killed during an insurgent attack on the morning of Thursday 27th November, 2008.

The men had been conducting a foot patrol to the north-west of Lashkar Gah in Helmand province. Marines Evans and Sparks had moved on to the roof of a compound when, at around 0900 hours, there was an attack by insurgents armed with rocket-propelled grenades in which, the men badly wounded.

Both received immediate medical attention and were moved to a secure location before being put on a helicopter to be transferred back to Camp Bastion. However, both sadly died from their injuries during the flight.

Marine Georgie Sparks

Marine Georgie Sparks, aged 19, was born in December 1988 and came from Epping in Essex. He joined the Royal Marines in June 2006 and passed out from training in July 2007, joining 42 Commando a few days later. During his time at 42 Commando he qualified as a sniper.

He leaves behind his father Wayne Sparks, mother Toni Sparks and sister Katie Sparks.

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Georgie Sparks
Complete As Many Rounds And Reps as possible within 20mins of:
27 Double Unders
11 Pull Ups
13 Power Cleans (50/35kg)
For Tony Evans

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