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."
Friends of two of the six soldiers killed in Afghanistan spoke to Lewis Vaughan Jones as they travelled to see them being repatriated.
Family and friends have paid tribute to the six soldiers killed in Afghanistan on March 6th after their bodies were repatriated.
The bodies of six soldiers killed in the single deadliest attack on UK forces in Afghanistan since 2001 are to be flown home.