Racers make river splash for Samuel
A RIVER race in memory of fallen Carmarthen soldier Samuel Robinson took place on Sunday with around 100 people taking to the Towy.
Bombardier Robinson was serving in support of Combined Force Sangin and died in an explosion in the Sangin district of Afghanistan's Helmand Province in July 2010.
The 31-year-old, from Pentre Morgan in Bronwydd, was also a keen paddler and had been a member of the Gwendraeth Valley Paddlers along with his dad Dennis Robinson.
The club has held three memorial races and last year it was renamed the Samuel Robinson Memorial Race.
On Sunday the club along with colleagues of Sam's from the Army set off from Carmarthen Quay to the Towy Boat Club outside Llansteffan to commemorate his life.
The race raised money for Help For Heroes and organisers said the event was well supported.
In addition, Sam was also remembered on Friday with the unveiling of a plaque at Bronwydd Hall to honour fallen war heroes from Bronwydd Arms and surrounding area.
Sam's mother Alison attended the unveiling ceremony.
Servicemen from the village, along with Abergwili, Llanllawddog, Newchurch, Llanpumsaint and St Peter's, are being honoured.
Six will have their names on the plaque — five who fought in the Second World War.