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Afghanistan: Father's 'immense pride' in Royal Marine son

The war in Afghanistan cost the lives of 453 British servicemen and women, 38 of whom were Scots.

As the last troops leave Helmand and the politicians argue over the rights and wrongs of the campaign, what are the feelings of the families of the soldiers who died?

Royal Marine Alec Lucas, from Peebles, was 24 when he was killed by an improvised explosive device in 2008.

BBC Scotland's Cameron Buttle has been speaking to his father, Adrian, who says he thinks of his son every day: "There have been some very difficult days in the past six years, very dark periods, but usually though you remember his smile and that puts a smile on your face."

  • 28 Oct 2014
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