Dorset soldier killed

A soldier from Bournemouth has been named as one of two who were shot and killed in Helmand Province.

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Soldiers repatriated today

The Oxfordshire town of Carterton will once again pay its respects to soldiers killed in Afghanistan.

Royal Marine, Sgt Luke Taylor from Bournemouth and Lance Corp Michael Foley, who first served with the Logistic Support Regiment in Abingdon, are among three servicemen whose bodies are being flown into RAF Brize Norton.

MoD tribute to Sgt Luke Taylor

Sgt Taylor
Sergeant LukeTaylor, Royal Marines Credit: MoD

Over the course of his impressive career, Sergeant Luke Taylor gathered extensive operational experience doing a job that he loved. He sought out new challenges and tackled them with enthusiasm and a determination to succeed. He was a selfless, dedicated and talented Royal Marine.

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Soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Two soldiers
Sgt Luke Taylor and LCpl Michael Foley Credit: MoD

The MoD has confirmed the deaths of Sergeant Luke Taylor, 33, of the Royal Marines and LCpl Michael Foley, 23, from Nelson in Lancs. Sgt Taylor, from Bournemouth, leaves behind his wife Nicola and young son, Roan. Defence Secretary Philip Hammond said they were brave and committed soldiers.