A former Royal Marine with 22 years of service, and who had links to Fife, has died in the Phillipines.
Warrant Officer II Ian Davidson died at the age of 67, two years after being diagnosed with cancer.
He had moved to Tagatay, near Manila, after visiting Filipino friends he made while working on cruise ships.
Born in 1947 in Romford, Essex, Mr Davidson moved to Newport as a child and attended Newport Primary and Bell Baxter High School, Cupar.
He joined the Royal Marines in 1970 and was posted to 45 Commando.
Tours of duty included Northern Ireland, the Falkland Islands, Arctic Norway and the Kurdish relief operation in northern Iraq.
For the final four years of his military career, he was a company sergeant major responsible for around 100 men.
On retirement from the military, he began working as a security officer then security trainer on cruise ships.
He made friends with many Filipino colleagues and on a visit fell in love with their home country.
About two-and-half years ago he was diagnosed with throat cancer, which later spread to his lungs.
He passed away in hospital in Tagatay on April 19 and was cremated in the Phillipines.
He leaves behind his son and siblings Alec and Jean.
He also had an older brother who died some years ago.