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UK soldiers repatriated

The bodies of three British servicemen killed in Afghanistan, including two shot dead by a rogue Afghan soldier, have been repatriated.

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Repatriation of Captain Rupert William Bowers

Repatriation of Captain Rupert William Michael Bowers of the 2nd Battalion The Mercian Regiment at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire. Credit: Sgt Russ Nolan RLC/MoD/Crown

The body of Captain Rupert Bowers, 24, of 2nd Battalion The Mercian Regiment has arrived at the RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire.

He was killed in a roadside bomb blast on March 21st.

He leaves behind his wife Victoria, and their newborn son Hugo. His family said:

"Rupert was a kind, caring and thoughtful man who was selfless in his actions as a brave courageous soldier."

"He was a devoted husband, son and father who leaves a wife that is proud to have known him and a sister and parents whose grief is immeasurable."

Repatriation of Captain Rupert William Michael Bowers of the 2nd Battalion The Mercian Regiment at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire. Credit: Sgt Russ Nolan RLC/MoD/Crown

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