The repatriation of the five man killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan, two of which were from the Midlands, is due to take place today.
Flight Lieutenant Rakesh Chauhan, from Leicestershire, and Lance Corporal Oliver Thomas, from Herefordshire, died in a helicopter accident on 26 April.
Their bodies are due to be brought back to RAF Brize Norton this afternoon, where a private ceremony will take place, before a cortege makes its way to a memorial garden in Oxford.
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A dull and damp day, with cloudy skies and further outbreaks of rain, locally heavy during the morning.
It will be a cloudy day across the West Midlands with showery outbreaks of rain, possibly heavy in places