Eddie Stobart honour Lee Rigby by naming a truck after him

Date published: 01 April 2015

Eddie Stobart, the transport, storage and handling company, has paid tribute to Fusilier Lee Rigby by naming one of their trucks in his honour.

The H4100 truck, now named Lee James Rigby, was officially named at a ceremony by Lee’s father Phillip McClure, who works as a driver with the firm, on Sunday (29 March).

Also present at the ceremony was Lee’s wife Rebecca and his four-year-old son Jack, as well as other family members.

It is understood that Lee had applied to be a driver at Eddie Stobart and wanted to work for the company after leaving the Army.

Typically, trucks are given female names, so this is a rare honour for the Rigby family.

The naming of the truck took place prior to a private ceremony on Sunday (29 March) in which a memorial to Fusilier Rigby was unveiled in Middleton Memorial Gardens.

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