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PARADE TRIBUTE TO BRAVE BARRY.

Byline: BRIAN McCARTNEY

THE Black Watch yesterday marched through the centre of Dundee to say thank you to the public for their support during the Gulf War.

And they paid tribute to a fallen colleague.

Lance Corporal Barry Stephen, 31, from Perth, was the first Scottish casualty of the war.

He died in March after being crushed under his armoured vehicle when it toppled following a rocket-grenade attack.

Almost 1000 people turned out to line the route as their pipe band led 100 soldiers in desert combat fatigues.

But there were no fixed bayonets, beating drums or flying colours, emphasising that it was not a victory parade.

Major Anthony Fraser, Company Commander, The 1st Battalion Black Watch said: "It is an opportunity for us to say thank you for the support while we were in Iraq.

"They sent us parcels and helped our families. We have been overwhelmed by the support.

"It clearly has been a very sad time for everyone, particularly the Stephen family.

"But sadly, these things happen and we have to get on with it."
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Date:Jul 24, 2003
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