Soldier's body repatriated

Guardsman Jamie Shadrake of the Reconnaissance Platoon, 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards died when his checkpoint was attacked by insurgents in the Nahr-e Saraj District of Helmand Province on Friday.

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Welsh soldier's body brought home

The repatriation at RAF Brize Norton
Guardsman Shadrake was one of three British servicemen repatriated today at RAF Brize Norton Credit: ITV News

The body of Guardsman Jamie Shadrake, of the Reconnaissance Platoon, 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards, has been repatriated this afternoon. He was killed in Afghanistan on Friday. The 20-year-old was brought up near Cardiff before moving with his family to Wrexham.

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Welsh soldier killed in Afghanistan, MOD announces

Guardsman Jamie Shadrake
Guardsman Jamie Shadrake Credit: Ministry of Defence

A soldier killed in Afghanistan has been named as Guardsman Jamie Shadrake, of the Reconnaissance Platoon, 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards.

Born in West Bromwich, Guardsman Shadrake was brought up near Cardiff, before his family moved to Wrexham last year. They've described him as "a tremendous son and brother".

Guardsman Shadrake, who was 20, died of gunshot wounds when his checkpoint was attacked by insurgents in the Nahr-e Saraj District of Helmand province.