The repatriation of two soldiers from a Wiltshire-based regiment killed in Afghanistan is taking place today (Thurs).
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.
They were serving with the Third Battalion, the Yorkshire Regiment. The soldiers will be repatriated to RAF Brize Norton, passing through the Memorial Garden in Carterton at around 1:30pm.
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