British soldiers killed in Afghan bomb repatriated

Corporal William Thomas Savage, Fusilier Samuel Flint and Private Robert Murray Hetherington
Corporal William Thomas Savage, Fusilier Samuel Flint and Private Robert Murray Hetherington Credit: MoD

The bodies of three soldiers killed in Afghanistan last week will be repatriated later today.

Corporal William Thomas Savage and Fusilier Samuel Flint, from The Royal Highland Fusiliers, 2nd Battalion of the Royal Regiment of Scotland, and Private Robert Murray Hetherington from 51st Highland, 7th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland will be flown back to the UK later today.

The were killed when their Mastiff armoured vehicle hit an IED on a routine patrol in Helmand province on April 30.

Read: Tributes to three soldiers killed in Afghanistan bomb attack

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Killed Brit soldiers repatriated

Three British soldiers killed when the armoured vehicle they were travelling in was hit by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan last month have been repatriated.