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Tribute to 'incredibly brave men'

A moving tribute has been made to six British soldiers killed in Afghanistan by the commanding officer of the unit hit hardest by the latest deaths.

Lt Colonel Zac Stenning, of 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment, read a eulogy to the men outside Battlesbury Barracks in Warminster, Wiltshire. Five of the soldiers were from the Battalion.

As their commanding officer of a tight knit family regiment, I would like to take this opportunity to pay tribute to my incredibly brave men, and to offer my deepest condolences to their families, and to their many friends.

– Lt Colonel Zac Stenning

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