Corporal Ian Holt - Reme.
Ian died in a shooting accident in 1991 while he was serving in Belize, he was in the REME and at the time was attached to 3RHA at Colchester when they went on a five month tour of duty.
Ian enlisted in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) on 14th December 1982. After basic training he went on to complete 12 months trade training as a gun fitter before moving with his wife to his first post with 48 Command Workshop, Cyprus. Returning home from Cyprus he served with P&EE, Shoeburyness, where his daughter Lisa was born in 1986. He moved to Scots Dragoon Guards in Fallingbostel, Germany. He arrived in Colchester in January 1990 and served for a short time with 45 Field Regiment Workshop before joining 'D' Battery 3rd Royal Horse Artillery Workshop in March 1990. It was on Saturday, 23rd September 1991 when he was attached to 'D' Battery 3RHA and on tour in Belize that he died.
Ian had reached the rank of Corporal and his intention was to sign on for the full term of twenty two years in December of that year. He was also shortly due to attempt Artificer selection and it was hoped he would succeed and realise his greatest ambition.
With only approximately five weeks left to serve in Belize Ian's family were informed on his untimely death.