Soldier Shot In Afghan Rescue

A Warminster-based soldier killed in Afghanistan during a mission to rescue a kidnapped policeman has been named as Private Gregg Thomas Stone.

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Soldier killed in Afghanistan

Battlesbury Barracks - home to 3rd Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment Credit: ITV West

A soldier serving with 3rd Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment, has been killed in Afghanistan.

He was on a patrol to disrupt insurgent activity in the south of Nahr-e Saraj district in Helmand Province, when he was killed by small arms fire. '3 Yorks' are based at Battlesbury Barracks in Warminster, as part of 12 mechanised brigade.