British Naval Service
He was deployed with the UK contingent of NATO forces in Afghanistan.
Capt Manley died at Bagram Air Force Base from what are believed to be natural causes. . It is understood the Royal Marine commando was a member of the elite Special Boat Service.
Aged 41, he served with the Royal Marines for more than twenty years. His Commanding Officer said Capt Manley's combination of ferocious work ethic and humility ensured that he made a sustained contribution to operations on this and his previous tours of Afghanistan.
Capt Manley leaves behind his wife and three children. His wife said, "To us, Carl was the loveliest husband and father. We can't imagine life without him; we are so very proud of him and everything he has achieved, both professionally and for the family. Always smiling, he never had a bad word to say about anyone. Everything he did was selfless, at work and at home. The world has lost a really special person."
A private repatriation ceremony was held at
RAF Brize Norton on September 27, 2012. Private funeral.
*Thanks to Forscher for the photos
Carl David Manley Captain Special Boat Service 24th September 2012 Age 41
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