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Last Updated: Saturday, 15 September 2007, 15:56 GMT 16:56 UK
Park named in honour of soldier
L/Cpl Allan Douglas
A last picture of L/Cpl Douglas was taken shortly before he was shot
The official naming of an Aberdeen park which honours the life of a young soldier killed in Iraq has taken place.

The Northfield skate park has been named after L/Cpl Allan Douglas, 22, who died last year.

It was created as a community regeneration project and residents helped raise funds for the park.

Local councillor Gordon Graham said of Saturday's event: "I think the naming of Allan Douglas Park will be a fitting way of remembering this lad."

Built on land where L/Cpl Douglas played as a child, the play park in his memory was suggested by the local community.

The soldier was shot by a single sniper while keeping watch on the roof of an Iraqi police station.

His parents - Walter and Diane - attended the event along with representatives of the Royal Regiment of Scotland and Aberdeen City Council.


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