About Captain Seath

Following service in the Royal Marine Reserve whilst studying at Aberdeen University, David graduated from Sandhurst Royal Military Academy in 2011.

David served his country with distinction in Afghanistan with 19th Regiment Royal Artillery (The Scottish Gunners), who operated in the Nahri Saraj district of Helmand Province in 2012 as part of Herrick 16. Captain Seath operated from Main Operation Base (MOB) Price and co-ordinated artillery fire in support ground operations, led numerous combat patrols and delivered training support to Afghanistan Defence Forces.


Upon his return from Afghanistan, David successfully completed the All Arms Commando Course to earn the coveted Green Beret. He served in 29 Commando Regiment Royal Artillery as a Fire Team Support Commander. He would later embark on a tour of the Middle East where he oversaw the training of Kurdish special forces.

David was deeply passionate in terms of supporting the positive health and well-being of the soldiers under his command as well as veterans living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). This passion ultimately led to his decision to run the 2016 London Marathon in support of Help for Heroes.

David tragically died 3.2 miles short of the finish line in London on 24 April 2016.

Two years on, the Captain David Seath Memorial Fund has supported two hundred and fifty personnel and veterans living with life-changing physical injuries and PTSD through Help for Heroes.

David’s memorial fund is making a huge and lasting difference to its beneficiaries. Every donation made in his memory is used to support Help for Heroes’ Quick Reaction Fund (QRF) which provides specialist sports equipment, respite breaks and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) therapy, as well as facilitating supported employment placements, training courses and the setting up of small businesses.

That’s why we decided to work with David’s chosen charity, Help for Heroes, and specifically to support their welfare grants programme. By doing so, we can be confident that every single donation to the Captain David Seath Memorial Fund really does help to rebuild lives.

Please ensure our work continues through the Captain David Seath Memorial Fund by making a donation