Poignant scenes at repatriations

The friends and family of three soldiers killed in Afghanistan paid emotional tributes to them today as their bodies were flown back to the UK

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Families pay tributes at repatriations

The scene at Carterton, Oxfordshire Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Guildford soldier Lieutenant Andrew Chesterman of 3rd Battalion, The Rifles and Lance Corporal Matthew Smith of the 26 Engineer Regiment - who grew up in Aldershot - were both killed by small arms fire. The body of Guardsman Jamie Shadrake was also flown into RAF Brize Norton.

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