Tributes paid to servicemen killed in helicopter crash

Family and colleagues have paid tribute to the five servicemen killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan. The Ministry of Defence has now released the names of the men, the youngest of whom was 26 years old.

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MoD confirms deaths of five UK soldiers in Afghanistan

The MoD has confirmed deaths of five UK Service personnel following a Lynx helicopter crash during a routine flight in Kandahar Province, southern Afghanistan earlier today.

The helicopter crashed in Kandahar Province, southern Afghanistan earlier today. Credit: ITV News

The MoD said three of the servicemen were from the Army Air Corps, based at RAF Odiham in Hampshire. One was a Royal Air Force serviceman also based at RAF Odiham.

One was a member of the Army Reserve from 3 Military Intelligence Battalion, based in London.

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