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If I die in Afghanistan - you have to wear a dress to my funeral.

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IT WAS a pact that only a true friend would keep.

Before one of them was sent to fight in Afghanistan for the British Army, they made a deal: If one of them died, the other had to wear a dress to the funeral.

So when Barry Delaney turned up to the graveside funeral of best friend Private Kevin Elliott, he did so wearing a tight fluorescent dress, The Times reports.

The green dress was matched with equally bright pink leg warmers and black hiking boots.

Family and friends of the soldier, who was in the Army's Black Watch battalion, were believed to have been warned in advance of the pact - and Mr Delaney's intention of fulfilling it.

Mr Delaney wept on his knees during the Scottish service for Private Elliott, who was killed while on foot patrol last month. He was aged 24.
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Added: Sep-16-2009 Occurred On: Sep-16-2009
By: Ghanboy
Afghanistan, News, Middle East
Tags: afghanistan, soldier, death, funeral, mates, dress, british army, black watch
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