Royal Marine dies aboard Navy vessel moored in Dubai

Royal Marine dies aboard Navy vessel moored in Dubai

  • James Holloway died aboard RFA Fort Rosalie moored in Dubai on October 29
  • The Royal Marine was part of 42 Commando based at RM Bickleigh in Devon
  • The ship on which Holloway died set off on stint in the Gulf region last month
  • His body was repatriated Wednesday at RAF Brize Norton and taken to hospital 

Kelly Mclaughlin For Mailonline

Wellwishers gathered to pay their respects to a Royal Marine who died on board a supply ship in Dubai as his body was brought back to Britain. 

James Holloway, of 42 Commando based at RM Bickleigh near Plymouth, Devon, died aboard RFA Fort Rosalie on October 29.

His cause of death is under investigation but the Royal Navy confirmed his death was not as a result of operational activity. Holloway is believed to have been in his 20s.

His body was repatriated on Wednesday at RAF Brize Norton before being taken to John Radcliffe Hospital, where a post-mortem examination will take place. 

Marine James Holloway (right), of 42 Commando based at RM Bickleigh near Plymouth, Devon, died aboard RFA Fort Rosalie on October 29

Marine James Holloway (right), of 42 Commando based at RM Bickleigh near Plymouth, Devon, died aboard RFA Fort Rosalie on October 29

Marine James Holloway (right), of 42 Commando based at RM Bickleigh near Plymouth, Devon, died aboard RFA Fort Rosalie on October 29

A hearse bearing the coffin of James  Holloway makes its way through the streets of  Headington in Oxfordshire

A hearse bearing the coffin of James  Holloway makes its way through the streets of  Headington in Oxfordshire

A hearse bearing the coffin of James  Holloway makes its way through the streets of  Headington in Oxfordshire

Former serviceman and women line the streets in a mark of respect to the Royal Marine on Wednesday evening

Former serviceman and women line the streets in a mark of respect to the Royal Marine on Wednesday evening

Former serviceman and women line the streets in a mark of respect to the Royal Marine on Wednesday evening

Standard bearers and armed forces veterans line the streets in Headington

Standard bearers and armed forces veterans line the streets in Headington

Standard bearers and armed forces veterans line the streets in Headington

St Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Headington has become known as 'The Final Turn'

St Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Headington has become known as 'The Final Turn'

St Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Headington has become known as ‘The Final Turn’

Veterans gathered at St Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Headington on Wednesday to pay respects to the marine. 

The church has become known as ‘The Final Turn’, where a guard of honor is formed along the road as repatriated troops are taken to hospital. 

A Royal Navy statement said: ‘Our thoughts and sympathies are with his family and friends at this sad time.’ 

His cause of death is under investigation but the Royal Navy confirmed his death was not as a result of operational activity

His cause of death is under investigation but the Royal Navy confirmed his death was not as a result of operational activity

Holloway is believed to have been in his 20s

Holloway is believed to have been in his 20s

His cause of death is under investigation but the Royal Navy confirmed his death was not as a result of operational activity. Holloway is believed to have been in his 20s

The ship on which Holloway died set off on six-month stint in the Gulf region last month.

She is supporting allied warships in the fight against terrorism, drug trafficking, piracy and smuggling east of Suez, the Royal Navy said.

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