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The final journey for six fallen soldiers

A mourner places a flower on one of the hearses carrying the bodies of six soldiers as they pass through Carterton in Oxfordshire Credit: David Jones/PA Wire
A retired solider salutes the dead soldiers Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire
Family and friends wait for the funeral cortege Credit: David Jones/PA Wire
Family and friends wait to place flowers on the hearses Credit: David Jones/PA Wire

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Private Daniel Wilford leaves RAF Brize Norton

The body of Private Daniel Wilford, 21, of 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment has left RAF Brize Norton. Lieutenant Colonel Zac Stenning, Commanding Officer of his battalion, said:

"Private Daniel Wilford was the archetypal Yorkshire infantry soldier; quiet, unassuming but with bags of character. He was unique, happy go lucky and confident, his smile could light up a room. A thoroughly honest and dedicated infantryman, his friends and colleagues trusted and respected him."

Private Daniel Wade leaves RAF Brize Norton

The body of Private Daniel Wade, 20, of 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment has left RAF Brize Norton. Lieutenant Colonel Zac Stenning, Commanding Officer of his battalion, said:

"Private Daniel Wade was a new young soldier in this family Battalion. A Cheshire lad in a Yorkshire regiment, Dan arrived keen and energetic and in only a very short period of time had made a real mark within Corunna Company."

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Private Christopher Kershaw leaves RAF Brize Norton

The body of Private Christopher Kershaw, 19, of 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment has left RAF Brize Norton. Lieutenant Colonel Zac Stenning, Commanding Officer of his battalion, said:

"Private Christopher Kershaw was a fiercely fit young man who thrived on soldiering. His natural love of the outdoors shone through in his personal and professional life ... We have lost today a true Yorkshire Warrior. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family."

Private Anthony Frampton leaves RAF Brize Norton

The body of Private Anthony 'Anton' Frampton, 20, of 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment has left RAF Brize Norton. Lieutenant Colonel Zac Stenning, Commanding Officer of his battalion, said:

"Private Anthony Frampton was a unique young man. Fit, carefree, and always the life and soul of his Platoon, he was a true legend amongst his peers. A thoroughly likeable young man, he could motivate and encourage the entire Battalion with his cheekiness and smile."

Corporal Jake Hartley leaves RAF Brize Norton

The body of Corporal Jake Hartley, 20, of 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment has left RAF Brize Norton. Lieutenant Colonel Zac Stenning, Commanding Officer of his battalion, said:

"Corporal Jake Hartley was the ultimate infantry soldier and naturally stood out from his peers. Fit, motivated, yet always understated, he was one of the best ... He was a natural leader as exemplified by his top position on the gruelling Infantry Section Commanders Battle Course."

Sergeant Nigel Coupe leaves RAF Brize Norton

The body of Sergeant Nigel Coupe, 33, of 1st Battalion The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment has left RAF Brize Norton. Lieutenant Colonel Nicholas Wood, Commanding Officer of his battalion, said:

"Sergeant Nigel Coupe was quite simply an outstanding soldier who epitomised all that a sergeant from The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment should be."

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