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Army Captain Repatriated

Captain Rupert William Michael Bowers, who was 24, was killed in an explosion in Afghanistan last week. Today his body is being repatriated back to the UK at RAF Brize Norton.

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Family of Captain Bowers release a statement

Statement from Captain Bowers family, who was killed by an explosive device on Wednesday:

"Rupert was a kind, caring and thoughtful man who was selfless in his actions as a brave courageous soldier. He was a devoted husband, son and father who leaves a wife that is proud to have known him and a sister and parents whose grief is immeasurable.

He will be sorely missed and always in our thoughts."

"Rupert was a kind, caring and thoughtful man who was selfless in his actions as a brave courageous soldier.

– Family of Captain Rupert Bowers

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