A CHARITY has named a boat after a Weymouth marine who died while serving his country.

Royal Marine James Wright was killed in Afghanistan in August 2011, when his patrol came under fire from insurgents.

The Maritime Volunteer Service decided to call their new rib craft after the former Wey Valley School student as a mark of respect.

The James Wright will be used by the MVS to assist them in their voluntary work including assisting with maritime events across the country.

Marine Wright’s family and guests attended the dedication ceremony at Wey Valley School in Weymouth today.

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