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Soldiers repatriated following Afghanistan helicopter crash

Five UK service personnel have been repatriated to RAF Brize Norton. Welsh soldiers Captain Thomas Clarke and Lance Corporal Oliver Thomas were killed alongside three colleagues after a Lynx helicopter crashed in southern Afghanistan on April 26.

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Soldiers killed in Afghan helicopter crash repatriated

The bodies of two Welsh servicemen who died in a helicopter crash in southern Afghanistan have been flown home to the UK.

30-year-old Captain Thomas Clarke from Cowbridge, and 26-year-old Lance Corporal Oliver Thomas from Brecon, lost their lives in the crash ten days ago, along with three of their colleagues. Today all five were repatriated to RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire. Alexandra Lodge reports.

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