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The body of a Midlands soldier who died in Afghanistan last weekend will return to the UK today.
Warrant Officer Leonard Thomas, who served with The Royal Corps of Signals, is due to be repatriated to RAF Brize Norton this afternoon, along with two colleagues who died alongside him.
The MoD confirmed that the three men were killed on Sunday when a man dressed in an Afghan police uniform opened fire at them.
David Cameron today paid tribute to the soldiers killed in Afghanistan.
One of the soldiers who died was Warrant Officer Leonard Thomas , 44, from Ross-on-Wye in Herefordshire.
During Prime Ministers Questions, Cameron called it a 'tragic' and 'appalling' incident.
The family of Warrant Officer Leonard Thomas, who was shot by an Afghan policeman while on patrol in Helmand province on Sunday, paid the following tribute:
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The MOD has named Warrant Officer Leonard Thomas from Herefordshire as one of the soldiers killed while on patrol in Afghanistan.