Soldier funeral

Three funerals of the six soldiers killed in Afghanistan are taking place this week.

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Funeral of Private Anthony Frampton

Funeral is being held in Huddersfield Credit: Calendar

Hundreds of people are lining the streets of Huddersfield town centre to pay their respects to Private Anthony Frampton.

The 20-year-old died with five comrades from the 3rd Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment on March 6 in Afghanistan when their armoured vehicle was blown up by an improvised explosive device (IED).

His funeral at Huddersfield Parish Church at noon will hear tributes from his commanding officer, family and friends, and the reading of his last letter home by his mother Margaret.

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Family and friends say goodbye

The funeral of a soldier killed in a bomb attack in southern Afghanistan along with five of his comrades has taken place today. Family and friends of Sgt Nigel Coupe, who was on attachment to the Yorkshire Regiment, gathered for the ceremony in Lytham St Annes.

The 33-year-old was the most senior soldier on the Warrior armoured personnel carrier which was destroyed in the blast last month.You can read more on this story here.

Funeral of Sergeant Nigel Coupe

Sergeant Nigel Coupe
Sergeant Nigel Coupe Credit: Calendar News

The funeral of Sergeant Nigel Coupe will take place in Lytham St Anne's. He's the first of the six soldiers killed in Afghanistan last month to be laid to rest. He was on attachment to the Yorkshire regiment from The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment.