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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Soldiers' bodies come home

The plane carrying the bodies of six soldiers killed in Afghanistan a fortnight ago has landed at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire. The servicemen were on patrol in Helmand province when a bomb under their Warrior vehicle exploded.