Funeral held for Welsh soldier killed in Afghanistan

Lance Corporal Oliver Thomas served with the Intelligence Corps. Credit: Ministry of Defence

The funeral of a soldier who was killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan will take place today.

26-year-old Lance Corporal Oliver Thomas, from Brecon, was killed last month along with four other service men.

Captain Thomas Clarke from Cowbridge in the Vale of Glamorgan also died when the Lynx helicopter they were in came down during a routine flight in the Kandahar province.

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