Dead Wiltshire Soldiers Named

Two soldiers from Warminster-based 3rd Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment, killed in Afghanistan have been named

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Soldiers' bodies to be flown home

Sergeant Gareth Thursby (left) and Private Thomas Wroe. Credit: MoD

The bodies of two soldiers from Wiltshire, killed in Afghanistan, are due to be flown home this lunchtime (1.30pm).

Sergeant Gareth Thursby, who was 29, and Private Thomas Wroe, who was 18, were shot by a rogue Afghan policeman in Helmand Province on Saturday.

They served with 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment, based in Warminster.

The body of Lance Corporal Duane Groom of the 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards is also being repatriated.

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Wiltshire soldiers killed in Afghanistan named

Two Wiltshire soldiers shot dead in Afghanistan have been named.

Sergeant Gareth Thursby was killed in Helmand Province on Saturday Credit: MOD

Sergeant Gareth Thursby, who was 29 and 18 year old Private Thomas Wroe were killed by a man dressed in a local Afghan Police uniform in Helmand Province on Saturday.

Both men were serving with Warminster-based 3rd Batallion the Yorkshire regiment.

Read more on the National website.

Private Thomas Wroe was killed in Helmand Province on Saturday Credit: MOD

Warminster Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan

Two soldiers from Warminster-based 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment have been killed in Afghanistan.

The soldiers, who haven't been named, were shot by a man wearing an Afghan local Police uniform. It happened yesterday (Saturday) at a checkpoint south of Nahr-e Saraj district in Helmand Province.

Their families have been informed.

The Yorkshire Regiment has suffered a deep loss today and everyone serving within Task Force Helmand will want to send our condolences to the soldiers’ families and loved ones at this time.

– Major Laurence Roche, Spokesman, Task Force Helmand
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