Corporal Brent John McCarthy

Solider repatriation

The body of RAF airman Corporal Brent John McCarthy from Telford due to be repatriated today. He was killed in Afghanistan.

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Colleagues in Afghanistan will be thinking of Corporal Michael Thacker

The funeral of a soldier killed in Afghanistan has been held with full military honours at Coventry Cathedral.

Corporal Michael Thacker was originally from Wales but settled in Coventry with his wife and two year-old daughter.

The 27 year-old was shot at an observation post at Nahr-e-Saraj in Helmand province on June 1st.

His closest colleagues from First Batallion the Royal Welsh Fusiliers were unable to attend today's service.

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