The Bishop of Wakefield has paid his condolences to Private Thomas Wroe, one of the two soldiers who were killed in Afghanistan on Saturday. 18 year old Private Wroe is being repatriated alongside Sergeant Gareth Thursby.
"This death will devastate the families and friends of those involved and the local community of Meltham. My prayers and condolences are with all those who have suffered the loss of a loved one. The Church will be doing all it can to support the communities and people affected."
A remembrance service for two Yorkshire soldiers shot dead by a rogue policeman in Afghanistan has been held.
Sergeant Gareth Thursby and Private Thomas Wroe, of 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment, will be flown into RAF Brize Norton
Coalition forces are to scale back operations with Afghan soldiers and policemen after a string of so-called "green on blue" attacks.