Headteacher: British soldier was a 'charming individual'

The headteacher of Private Thomas Wroe, who was killed in Helmand province in Afghanistan has described him as a "positive, smiling, charming individual". Mr Chris Sylge said:

Staff were of course devastated to hear the news. Colleaguesremember Tom as an extremely popular young man and a terrific sportsman who waswell loved by staff and students alike.

I have spoken to his tutors who remember him as a positive, smiling, charming individual with a huge circle of friends.

He will be missed and we send our deepest and sincerest condolences to Tom’s family.


Killed British soldiers named

Two British soldiers shot dead in Afghanistan on Saturday by a man dressed as a local policeman have been named as Sergeant Gareth Thursby and Private Thomas Wroe of 3rd Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment.