Ian Holt Ian enlisted in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) on 14th December 1982. After basic training, he went on to complete twelve 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 was born in 1986, and then he moved on to the 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 September 23rd 1991 while he was attached to 'D' Battery 3rd RHA and on tour in Belize that he died. Ian had reached the rank of Corporal and his full intention was to sign on for the full term of twenty two years in December 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 of his untimely death. Initially they were told he had died while handling a faulty gun, but about 10 days after his death it was suggested in the national press he had been playing Russian roulette. The army personnel initially denied these claims and told the family to ignore the accusations. After hearing and reading about the accusations the family repeatedly asked to see the reports on Ian's death to verify what had happened, they were refused access to any written report on the incident, and to this day have not seen the Board of Inquiry Report into Ian's death. Now nearly fourteen years after Ian's death his family have recently been told they cannot see the Board of Inquiry Report as it cannot be found and was probably destroyed after the completion of his case.