Pictures show mourners celebrating life of ‘Pompey Pirate’ Craig

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Hundreds of mourners turned out to celebrate the life of ‘Pompey Pirate' Craig Bryden. 

The Falklands War veteran and Portsmouth mascot had touched many lives bringing happiness and laughter to everyone he met.

A large turnout of Pompey fans with some wearing fancy dress, attended the funeral at Havant of Pompey Pirate, Craig Bryden. 'Picture Ian Hargreaves  (181025-1_pirates)

A large turnout of Pompey fans with some wearing fancy dress, attended the funeral at Havant of Pompey Pirate, Craig Bryden. 'Picture Ian Hargreaves (181025-1_pirates)

And even from beyond the grave, the inspirational dad-of-two was able to raise a smile as hundreds of mourners celebrated his life at his funeral.

The 58-year-old former Royal Navy steward from Copnor died last week following a two-year battle with lung cancer.

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