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One of the guys killed in Algeria is an old mate from Tahiti, Scouse Morgan, a brigadier-chef in the REC. Sam or Martin, you might know him. Was real gen guy. I met him on a marathon in Castel with another Jock we all ended up in Tahiti. Rest in peace bro the, foyer is open.
 

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What are the chances... Sorry to hear about your friend. I expect that more will be called.
 

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It's on the news channel. Glad Hilton phoned me. It would be a shitty way to hear about it.
 

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Ancien du 4ème Esc, 1er REC, Paul Thomas Morgan, tombé en Algérie les armes à la main en ce mois de janvier 2013, en faisant son travail jusqu'au bout, avec Honneur et Fidélité. Repose en paix camarade.
 

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One of the guys killed in Algeria is an old mate from Tahiti, Scouse Morgan, a brigadier-chef in the REC. Sam or Martin, you might know him. Was real gen guy. I met him on a marathon in Castel with another Jock we all ended up in Tahiti. Rest in peace bro the, foyer is open.
Flash and Samtoo, my respects and condolences for your fallen comrades, May they Rest In Peace and save us all a seat at the table in the great hall of Warriors in Valhalla!
 

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from tonights local paper:


TWO Liverpool men were among Britons slaughtered by terrorists in the Algerian desert siege.

Paul Morgan, 46, and Garry Barlow, 49, were murdered by Islamic militants who stormed the remote Sahara desert gas plant.

Mr Morgan was gunned down just minutes into the hostage terror after bravely trying to stop the gunmen from seizing a minibus carrying workers.

View attachment 3047

Allerton dad Mr Barlow, 49, reportedly had explosives strapped to his chest.

The two workers were among six British residents and a UK citizen left dead or feared dead in the bloody four-day stand-off.

The families of both men were last night struggling to come to terms with the harrowing killings.

Mr Morgan, from Aigburth, had served in the French foreign legion before taking up a private security role at the In Anemas gas plant.

He was escorting workers to an airport when the terrorists converged on the minibus in a blaze of gunfire.

Mr Morgan, the first Briton killed in the bloodshed, reportedly died trying to shoot off the attackers.

Reliving the horror, an Algerian hostage survivor said: “The terrorists arrived at 5.10am on Wednesday in three vehicles and began firing at a bus.

“A guard was shot and then another guard got out of a car and was instantly shot dead.

“I believe he was the first Briton to die.â€￾

Mr Morgan’s devastated family were today set to release a tribute through the foreign office.

He was among several local ex-military men working at In Amenas for the Cheshire-based Stirling Group, a company which provides security and logistics support to oil and gas companies in Africa and the Middle East.

The company’s chief executive Mike Lord said around “half a dozenâ€￾ of his staff at the Algerian plant were from the Merseyside area.

He told how Mr Morgan was “incredibly well-likedâ€￾, adding: “All these guys, because of their backgrounds, are amazing, talented individuals who all put themselves last.â€￾

A colleague of Mr Morgan, who asked not to be named, was today back at home in west Lancashire after escaping the siege.

He said: “Paul was a really nice guy, very popular. We are all really upset about what has happened.â€￾

Dad-of-two Mr Barlow, a systems supervisor at the plant, was also last night confirmed as having died in the violence, though few details were known.

The Everton fan, who lived in Allerton with sons Scott, 17, and Paul, 15, had reportedly telephoned his wife Lorraine, 52, on Thursday to say the plant had been overrun by terrorists.

According to a family friend, Mr Barlow told her: “I’m sitting here at my desk with Semtex strapped to my chest.

“The local army have already tried and failed to storm the plant and they’ve said that if that happens again they are going to kill us all.â€￾

His family were last night too upset to speak to the ECHO.

The militants, who came from a Mali-based al-Qaeda splinter group run by an Algerian, attacked the plant armed with heavy machine guns and rocket launchers.

The Algerian government said the militants turned to the vast gas complex, divided between the workers’ living quarters and the refinery itself, and seized hostages.

Last night it was feared the death toll of hostages would rise from a confirmed 23 as Algerian forces searching the complex for explosives found dozens more bodies, many so badly disfigured they could not immediately be identified.

At least 32 terrorists were killed in strong-armed military intervention staged by the Algerian forces. The overall death toll was thought to be more than 80.

Foreign secretary William Hague branded the militants “cold-blooded murderersâ€￾. He said: “These are people peacefully going about their business and they have been attacked, held hostage and murdered by people who should not be supported anywhere in the world.â€￾

Merseyside dad-of-two who escaped the Sarahan bloodshed was today reunited with his family

A MERSEYSIDE dad-of-two who escaped the Saharan bloodshed was last night reunited with his family.

Kirkby engineer David Murray, 47, fled to an Army checkpoint with three colleagues after making a daring bid for freedom.

The Everton fan, who had spent more than seven years as a lead engineer at the gas plant, was said to have hidden in part of the facility for more than 40 hours.

He was flown back from Algeria on Saturday and was last night recovering at home with his relieved wife Anna, 44, and sons Jonathan, 18, and AJ, 12.

Jonathan admitted the horror had hit his dad hard.

He said: “He has told us bits and pieces about what happened.

“He is doing all right but you can tell he is shaken up.

“He just wants to find out what has happened to his mates.

“Every time he hears about a colleague who’s missing or has died he gets a little emotional.

“It’s difficult seeing him like that but we are so glad he is back.

“We will be there for him.â€￾

Jonathan, who had earlier pleaded with David Cameron on Twitter to "bring my dad home", admitted he had struggled to stay positive during the ordeal.

A Merseyside police liaison officer was deployed to their home in the case of bad news.

Jonathan said: “It was difficult because we just had no information. We didn’t know what to think.

“I can’t put it into words how I felt when I found out he was OK.â€￾

http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/live...in-algeria-terrorist-siege-100252-32642694/2/
 

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from this evenings local paper...


TWO Liverpool men were among Britons slaughtered by terrorists in the Algerian desert siege.

Paul Morgan, 46, and Garry Barlow, 49, were murdered by Islamic militants who stormed the remote Sahara desert gas plant.

View attachment 3048

Mr Morgan was gunned down just minutes into the hostage terror after bravely trying to stop the gunmen from seizing a minibus carrying workers.

Allerton dad Mr Barlow, 49, reportedly had explosives strapped to his chest.

The two workers were among six British residents and a UK citizen left dead or feared dead in the bloody four-day stand-off.

The families of both men were last night struggling to come to terms with the harrowing killings.

Mr Morgan, from Aigburth, had served in the French Foreign Legion before taking up a private security role at the In Anemas gas plant.

He was escorting workers to an airport when the terrorists converged on the minibus in a blaze of gunfire.

Mr Morgan, the first Briton killed in the bloodshed, reportedly died trying to shoot off the attackers.

Reliving the horror, an Algerian hostage survivor said: “The terrorists arrived at 5.10am on Wednesday in three vehicles and began firing at a bus.

“A guard was shot and then another guard got out of a car and was instantly shot dead.

“I believe he was the first Briton to die.â€￾

Mr Morgan’s devastated family were today set to release a tribute through the foreign office.

He was among several local ex-military men working at In Amenas for the Cheshire-based Stirling Group, a company which provides security and logistics support to oil and gas companies in Africa and the Middle East.

The company’s chief executive Mike Lord said around “half a dozenâ€￾ of his staff at the Algerian plant were from the Merseyside area.

He told how Mr Morgan was “incredibly well-likedâ€￾, adding: “All these guys, because of their backgrounds, are amazing, talented individuals who all put themselves last.â€￾

A colleague of Mr Morgan, who asked not to be named, was today back at home in west Lancashire after escaping the siege.

He said: “Paul was a really nice guy, very popular. We are all really upset about what has happened.â€￾

Dad-of-two Mr Barlow, a systems supervisor at the plant, was also last night confirmed as having died in the violence, though few details were known.

The Everton fan, who lived in Allerton with sons Scott, 17, and Paul, 15, had reportedly telephoned his wife Lorraine, 52, on Thursday to say the plant had been overrun by terrorists.

According to a family friend, Mr Barlow told her: “I’m sitting here at my desk with Semtex strapped to my chest.

“The local army have already tried and failed to storm the plant and they’ve said that if that happens again they are going to kill us all.â€￾

His family were last night too upset to speak to the ECHO.


The militants, who came from a Mali-based al-Qaeda splinter group run by an Algerian, attacked the plant armed with heavy machine guns and rocket launchers.

The Algerian government said the militants turned to the vast gas complex, divided between the workers’ living quarters and the refinery itself, and seized hostages.

Last night it was feared the death toll of hostages would rise from a confirmed 23 as Algerian forces searching the complex for explosives found dozens more bodies, many so badly disfigured they could not immediately be identified.

At least 32 terrorists were killed in strong-armed military intervention staged by the Algerian forces. The overall death toll was thought to be more than 80.

Foreign secretary William Hague branded the militants “cold-blooded murderersâ€￾. He said: “These are people peacefully going about their business and they have been attacked, held hostage and murdered by people who should not be supported anywhere in the world.â€￾

Merseyside dad-of-two who escaped the Sarahan bloodshed was today reunited with his family

A MERSEYSIDE dad-of-two who escaped the Saharan bloodshed was last night reunited with his family.

Kirkby engineer David Murray, 47, fled to an Army checkpoint with three colleagues after making a daring bid for freedom.

The Everton fan, who had spent more than seven years as a lead engineer at the gas plant, was said to have hidden in part of the facility for more than 40 hours.

He was flown back from Algeria on Saturday and was last night recovering at home with his relieved wife Anna, 44, and sons Jonathan, 18, and AJ, 12.

Jonathan admitted the horror had hit his dad hard.

He said: “He has told us bits and pieces about what happened.

“He is doing all right but you can tell he is shaken up.

“He just wants to find out what has happened to his mates.

“Every time he hears about a colleague who’s missing or has died he gets a little emotional.

“It’s difficult seeing him like that but we are so glad he is back.

“We will be there for him.â€￾

Jonathan, who had earlier pleaded with David Cameron on Twitter to "bring my dad home", admitted he had struggled to stay positive during the ordeal.

A Merseyside police liaison officer was deployed to their home in the case of bad news.

Jonathan said: “It was difficult because we just had no information. We didn’t know what to think.

“I can’t put it into words how I felt when I found out he was OK.â€￾


http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/live...d-in-algeria-terrorist-siege-100252-32642694/
 

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Yes, he was a good mate. I put it up in the memorial thread. He was ex RECc and we were in Tahiti together. Sad days...
 

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I didn't know him personally, but he was my brother. Adieu mon frère, aux morts!
 

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(...) He was among several local ex-military men working at In Amenas for the Cheshire-based Stirling Group, a company which provides security and logistics support to oil and gas companies in Africa and the Middle East.(...)
Yann Desjeux, from Anglet (near Bayonne, in the French Pays Basque), a former 1er RPIMa soldier, also working for Stirling, was killed during those events too.
 
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Paul served in 1er Rec 4escardon as a Brig/chef a professional soldier and a very humane man to the last, Respects go to Emma his partner, his mother and all his family.
May he rest in peace and raise hell in Valhalla. Didnt know the man personally but Im sure i must have said hello on occasions.
Rest In Peace bro.
 

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May he be at peace now. Sounds like a fine man. Condolences to his loved ones.
 

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