Ex-marine sickened by theft of sentimental military objects

Echo: Ex-marine sickened by theft of sentimental military objects Ex-marine sickened by theft of sentimental military objects

A FORMER Royal Marine commander has been left devastated after burglars broke into his home to steal sentimental military objects.

Thieves took a Portuguese commando medal and red beret given to David Livermore by a work colleague, along with a Second World War service watch belonging to his wife’s grandfather, from the house in Daws Heath Road, Rayleigh.

The house was burgled between 9.30am and 8.20pm on Monday after thieves smashed through a rear french door, also taking a diamond and white gold necklace with matching earrings, men’s gold signet rings, a nurse’s badge and fob watch and other jewellery worth more than £2,000.

But David, who left the Royal Marines in 1990 after eight years service, said although the jewellery was replaceable, the military items were not.

He said: “The medal and beret were given to me by someone who used to work for me, who was an ex- Portuguese commando. He had lost his father and gave me his medal as a ceremonial thing at the leaving do.

“It’s gut-wrenching for me. It was a beautiful thing for him to give those things to me, but I really wish he hadn’t done it now.

“I just can’t think why anyone would steal anything like that – it doesn’t make any sense.

“Whoever took them will probably think they’re worth something, but I don’t think they’re worth anything to anyone else.”

The medal is bronze with a green and white striped ribbon and was in a light blue presentation box with a plaque inscribed “Erikson Suosa De Costa”.

Along with this medal was a green beret with a Royal Marines badge and a Portuguese Commando red beret with a Portuguese badge. The service watch also has a leather strap.

Anyone with information about the break-in can call Det Con Lorraine Monte at Southend CID on 101, ext 470167.

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11:26am Mon 23 Dec 13

serial thief says...

Im not a burglar, but I'm a shoplifter.
Im not a burglar, but I'm a shoplifter. serial thief

2:55pm Mon 23 Dec 13

Kim Gandy says...

serial thief wrote:
Im not a burglar, but I'm a shoplifter.
No, you're just an idiot. Thieving from shops is still thieving from other people because you are destroying the livelihood of the shopkeeper and putting prices up for the rest of us to cover your theft.

You really are as thick as a docker's sandwich aren't you.

Oh and the rest of you idiots on here (apart from the decent ones), I am right and you are wrong, ALL THE TIME. And you can't stand it can you? Well guess what, I will continue to rattle your cages ad infinitum. And with every down arrow you award me I know I've rattled your cage YET AGAIN.

But then I notice you down arrow a lot of other people who make sense. That is because you are thick and stupid too.

So glad to know I upset the gutless and spineless who can only ever do it from behind their keyboards.

2014 will be the year of the revelation for a lot of your sort. Some of you will be weeded out from underneath the stones you live under. And I am happy to say, I am not the only one who is going to facilitate that. Just part of something much bigger.

You idiots will be exposed and the rest of us will have our day.

Merry Christmas - to those of you who, like myself, speak the truth... and bah humbug to the rest of you.

;D
[quote][p][bold]serial thief[/bold] wrote: Im not a burglar, but I'm a shoplifter.[/p][/quote]No, you're just an idiot. Thieving from shops is still thieving from other people because you are destroying the livelihood of the shopkeeper and putting prices up for the rest of us to cover your theft. You really are as thick as a docker's sandwich aren't you. Oh and the rest of you idiots on here (apart from the decent ones), I am right and you are wrong, ALL THE TIME. And you can't stand it can you? Well guess what, I will continue to rattle your cages ad infinitum. And with every down arrow you award me I know I've rattled your cage YET AGAIN. But then I notice you down arrow a lot of other people who make sense. That is because you are thick and stupid too. So glad to know I upset the gutless and spineless who can only ever do it from behind their keyboards. 2014 will be the year of the revelation for a lot of your sort. Some of you will be weeded out from underneath the stones you live under. And I am happy to say, I am not the only one who is going to facilitate that. Just part of something much bigger. You idiots will be exposed and the rest of us will have our day. Merry Christmas - to those of you who, like myself, speak the truth... and bah humbug to the rest of you. ;D Kim Gandy

5:02pm Mon 23 Dec 13

John Bull 40 says...

Do they mean "marine commander" or marine commando, in the headline?
As for Kim Gandy you really should see a doctor, or a shrink.
Do they mean "marine commander" or marine commando, in the headline? As for Kim Gandy you really should see a doctor, or a shrink. John Bull 40

9:53pm Mon 23 Dec 13

Mikkel1 says...

SIX police cars to attend. WHERE did they come from?
SIX police cars to attend. WHERE did they come from? Mikkel1

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