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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Welsh serviceman killed in crash to be repatriated

Captain Thomas Clarke from Cowbridge died in the crash. Credit: Bruce Clarke

Two Welsh serviceman killed in a helicopter crash in southern Afghanistan last month are to be repatriated today.

26-year-old Lance Corporal Oliver Thomas from Brecon and 30-year-old Captain Thomas Clarke from Cowbridge were one of five soldiers who died when the Lynx helicopter they were travelling in came down during a routine flight.

The repatriation will take place at RAF Brize Norton. Families of both servicemen will be in attendance.

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