Body of RAF airman from Teford due to be repatriation

 Corporal Brent John McCarthy
Corporal Brent John McCarthy Photo: ITV News

The body of a soldier from Telford killed in Afghanistan is due to be repatriated today. 25-year-old Corporal Brent John McCarthy died on Saturday when two people wearing Afghan police uniforms opened fire at a patrol base in Helmand province.

His body will be flown into RAF Brize Norton.

There will be a private ceremony before the cortege makes its way to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.

Corporal McCarthy was a military policeman with the RAF.

Tributes have left for him:

I will always remember he was fun, loving, caring and should and will always be greatly missed.

– Claire Millman, friend

He had a good vibe about him. He was a kind person who was always good to other people.

– Lee Dargue, worked with Corporal McCarthy at Epson in Telford