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The people of Carterton will stand in silent tribute later today as three servicemen are repatriated to the UK.
Guildford soldier Lieutenant Andrew Chesterman of 3rd Battalion, The Rifles died after he went to the aid of colleagues whose vehicle had struck a roadside bomb. He was shot while trying to take control of the situation in the Nad 'Ali district of Helmand Province.
Lance Corporal Matthew David Smith grew up in Aldershot and was passionately involved with the 26th Engineer Regiment football team. The father of 4 was shot while trying to build a new check point in Helmand province, despite the efforts of his colleagues he sadly died of his wounds.
Guardsman Jamie Shadrake of the Reconnaissance Platoon, 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards died when his check point was overrun by insurgents on Friday 17th August. He is the 425th British soldier to die in Afghanistan.
The servicemen will be flown into RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire. Private ceremonies for their families will be held on the air base before the cortege leaves via the Britannia Gate on its way to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.
The body of a soldier killed in Afghanistan has been flown back into RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire.
29 year old Stephen James Healey who served with the 1st Battalion The Royal Welsh died after his vehicle struck a bomb in Helmand Province on Saturday.
This afternoon, his cortege passed the memorial garden in Carterton en route to the John Radcliffe Hospital.
The body of Captain Stephen James Healey, from 1st Battalion The Royal Welsh will be repatriated through RAF Brize Norton later. The 29 year old was died when his vehicle struck a roadside bomb in Helmand Province in Afghanistan last weekend.
The people of Carterton in Oxfordshire join friends and family of six soldiers killed in Afghanistan to pay their respects.
A town fell silent today as the bodies of six soldiers killed in Afghanistan were returned home.Read the full story ›
The people of Carterton in Oxfordshire join the friends and families of six soldiers killed in Afghanistan to pay tribute to them.
The cortege of six soldiers killed in Afghanistan has left Brize Norton and is heading to Carterton.