Family bid farewell to soldier

The coffin of Sgt Nigel Coupe at his funeral service

Friends, family and comrades of a soldier killed in Afghanistan attended his funeral today. They gathered at St Anne's Church in Lytham to say farewell to Sergeant Nigel Coupe.

He and five colleagues from 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment died in an explosion last month. He leaves a widow and two young daughters.

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Funeral of Soldier

The first funeral of the six Warminster-based soldiers killed by a Taliban bomb in Afghanistan took place today.