Captain David Seath was buried with full military honours yesterday. Hundreds attended his funeral in Dunfermline as this exuberant young leader was laid to rest. As we heard during the celebration of his life, David was charismatic, he lit up every party and jumped at every opportunity for fun. His friends wore pink trousers in his honour and the packed church bore witness to a life well lived. His family adored him and he will leave a gap in their hearts that will never be filled.
He was a soldier, fast tracked and due to be promoted on his return to service in Afghanistan. He cared for his men and it was typical of him that when he died so unexpectedly it was as he ran the London Marathon on behalf of Help for Heroes. He was raising funds to support those he felt had not been as lucky as him.
The British public has shown its support for this effervescent young man by adding to his fundraising efforts and H4H will use those much needed funds to directly benefit those whose lives have been affected by their service.
David's family are considering how they would like to commemorate his life so that he will leave a lasting legacy of care to his fellow servicemen and women.
It was a privilege to attend this very sad occasion to celebrate the life of this remarkable man and it will be an honour to ensure that his efforts are remembered as his family wishes.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.
Bryn and Emma