Nick Clegg pays tribute to those lost in Afghan crash

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg also paid tribute, saying: "Our thoughts are with the families and friends of the five service personnel who have so tragically lost their lives.

(File photo) Britain's Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg paid tribute to those lost. Credit: REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

"This incident is a very sad reminder of the vital but dangerous job that our Armed Forces are doing every day to bring security to the people of Afghanistan.

"I would like to pay tribute to their service and to the ultimate sacrifice made by those who died yesterday."

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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.