Around 400 anti-war protesters descended on an RAF base today to protest the use of "barbaric" armed drones from UK soil in Afghanistan.
Britain's highest court will debate whether soldiers in battle have the right to life.
The relatives of two soldiers from Staffordshire who were killed in Iraq have secured a victory in their compensation fight with ministers.
The funeral of Coventry soldier Corporal Michael John Thacker is getting underway at the city's Cathedral this afternoon.
Corporal Thacker was shot while manning an observation post in Afghanistan on June 1st.
The Repatriation of Cpl Michael John Thacker, from 1st Battalion, The Royal Welsh, who lived in Coventry, is to take place today.
The plane is due to land at 1:30pm and the cortege is due to pass by the Memorial Garden at just after 4pm.
The body of Corporal Brent John McCarthy, from Priorslee was brought back to RAF Brize Norton today.
The 25-year-old was killed when two people wearing Afghan police uniforms opened fire on Saturday at a patrol base in Helmand.
Friend Claire Millman, from Telford, said: "He was a great brother and a fantastic uncle. His mother and father are incredible parents and my heart pains for them and everyone else that loved him dearly."
Corporal McCarthy leaves his father John, mother Sarah, sister Jodie, partner Sarah and niece and nephew Miajay and Kyron.
“We can confirm that a small civilian aircraft was transmitting inadvertently on an emergency frequency at approximately 18:10.
Two typhoons from the Quick Reaction Alert responded accordingly and authorisation was given from them to go supersonic which resulted in the sonic boom. There was no actual threat to the civilian aircraft and they soon rectified their mistake.”
The QRA team is based at RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire.
No further information will be released tonight.