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Helicopter crash servicemen repatriated

The bodies of five British servicemen killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan have repatriated to the UK.

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Helicopter crash servicemen are repatriated

A poignant ceremony marked the return of five British servicemen who were killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan as they were repatriated to the UK.

Hundreds of people gathered in the sunshine at Carterton, Oxon, to pay their respects to the fallen personnel as they returned to British soil.

Captain Thomas Clarke, Warrant Officer Spencer Faulkner and Corporal James Walters, all of the Army Air Corps (AAC), were serving as the Lynx aircraft's three-man team when they died.

They lost their lives together with Flight Lieutenant Rakesh Chauhan of the Royal Air Force and Lance Corporal Oliver Thomas of the Intelligence Corps, who were believed to have been passengers on the flight.

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