- West Country (E)
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.
The repatriation of Private Greg Stone who was shot and killed in Afghanistan on June 3rd has taken place today (Thurs).
The family of a solider killed in Afganistan say they are 'exceptionally proud of Gregg for everything he was, has, and still is'.