Yorkshire soldiers repatriated

The bodies of two soldiers from 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment are to be brought home today. Sergeant Gareth Thursby and Private Thomas Wroe were shot dead in Afghanistan on Saturday by a man dressed in the uniform of the Afghan local police.

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Soldiers' bodies to be flown home

Sgt Gareth Thursby, left and Private Thomas Wroe Credit: Ministry of Defence

The bodies of two Yorkshire soldiers killed last weekend in Afghanistan are being brought home today. Sgt Gareth Thursby, a father of two from Skipton, and eighteen year old Private Thomas Wroe from Meltham will be flown back to RAF Brize Norton.

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