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.
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.
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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