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A housing development has been named after Royal Marine Scott Summers, from Crawley, who died in Afghanistan in 2007, aged just 23 (Picture: Royal Navy).
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Housing development named after fallen Royal Marine

The affordable rent housing development in Crawley – six maisonettes and three flats – has been named Scott Summers Court.

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A housing development has been named after Royal Marine Scott Summers, from Crawley, who died in Afghanistan in 2007, aged just 23 (Picture: Royal Navy).

A council's housing development has been named after Royal Marine Scott Summers, who died in action in Afghanistan in 2007, aged just 23.

The Crawley Borough Council affordable rent housing development consists of six maisonettes and three flats and, in honour of the Royal Marine from the town, has been named Scott Summers Court.

It is near to another development named after Private John Brackpool, a soldier from Crawley who also died while serving in Afghanistan.

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A memorial plaque on the building was unveiled during a service of dedication last Thursday.

It was attended by representatives from Marine Summers' family, the Royal Marines and Crawley Borough Council.

Born in August 1983, Marine Summers joined the Royal Marines in January 2005, deploying with J Company, 42 Commando Royal Marines, to Afghanistan in October 2006.

He died after sustaining serious injuries in a road traffic accident, aged just 23, while on tour in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

Scott's mother Carol said it was "such a privilege" to have the block of flats named after her son.

"I often drive past them and it reminds me of all the happy memories that we have," she said.

"And even though it has been some years since we lost Scott, we still miss him so much.

"We are also grateful that 42 Commando of the Royal Marines wanted to officiate the service, making us feel that we are still part of the Marine family."