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Tributes to Gurkhas killed in Afghanistan

Lieutenant Edward Drummond-Baxter and Lance Corporal Siddhanta Kunwar

The MoD has confirmed the deaths in Afghanistan of Lieutenant Edward Drummond-Baxter and Lance Corporal Siddhanta Kunwar. They were from the 1st Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles, based at Folkestone.

Lieutenant Drummond-Baxter and Lance Corporal Kunwar were based in Checkpoint Prrang in the southern area of Nahr-e Saraj. On 30th October they were participating in a shura (meeting) with Afghan policemen inside the checkpoint. They were shot by a man wearing an Afghan police uniform.

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Prince Charles arrives to meet Gurkhas

Prince Charles is welcomed to Shorncliffe Barracks in Folkestone Credit: ITV Meridian

Prince Charles, the Colonel in Chief The Royal Gurkha Rifles has arrived in Kent to visit Gurkha soldiers and their families before their deployment to Afghanistan.

Prince Charles was greeted by Gurkha children in the traditional way Credit: ITV Meridian

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