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Grantham soldier is bearer for Lady Thatcher's funeral

The photo shows bearers in a full dress rehearsal on the steps of St Paul's the other day Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire/Press Association Images

A soldier from Lady Thatcher's home-town of Grantham is one of eight servicemen to have been named as bearers for her funeral today.

Sergeant Jason Buffham, aged 30, of the 4th Regiment Royal Artillery was announced in the bearer party by the Ministry of Defence.

Pictured the other day during a full dress rehearsal, two cap orderlies will follow the bearers and hold their caps Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The bearer party is made up of eight personnel from all three services, the Army, Navy and RAF, including those who served during the Falklands Campaign.

They will be followed by two cap orderlies who will hold the caps of the eight bearers when they carry Lady Thatcher’s coffin.

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