Lads honour Luke’s memory

Marine Luke Ireland
Marine Luke Ireland

The tragic death of 45 Commando Group’s Luke Ireland was commemorated recently in a fitting tribute by his friends.

Shortly before his death Luke and his friends went out for Hallowe’en dressed as minions, from the movie ‘Despicable Me’ and to honour his life they attended the wake in the same bright yellow costumes.

Internet entertainment website The LADbible, a source of amusing articles, photos and videos, beloved of Luke, featured the commemoration, spreading the apt tribute to thousands.

Best friend and instigator of the idea Jason Myles said to The LADbible: “Luke was constantly forwarding us LADbible links and laughing about stuff that was posted.

“I’m sure if he was still with us he would appear in one your stories at some point, so for him to appear on it would be an absolute honour.”

The website featured the friends’ request and the article has been shared over 10,000 times.

Luke sadly passed away on Novmeber 16, after going for a run in the Glen Clova area during apalling conditions.