Hampshire soldiers to be repatriated

Four Hampshire soldiers who were killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan will be repatriated today

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The bodies of British servicemen repatriated to UK

The bodies of five service personnel who were killed when their helicopter crashed in Afghanistan have been repatriated to the UK.

The bodies have been repatriated. Credit: ITV News

Captain Thomas Clarke, Warrant Officer Spencer Faulkner and Corporal James Walters, all of the Army Air Corps (AAC), were serving as the Lynx aircraft's three-man team when they died.

The coffins were transferred to hearses. Credit: ITV News

They died together with Flight Lieutenant Rakesh Chauhan of the Royal Air Force and Lance Corporal Oliver Thomas of the Intelligence Corps, who were believed to have been passengers on the flight.

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Servicemen killed in Afghan helicopter repatriated

The bodies of five British servicemen killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan will be repatriated to the UK today.

Captain Thomas Clarke, Warrant Officer Spencer Faulkner and Corporal James Walters, all of the Army Air Corps (AAC), were serving as the aircraft's three-man team when they died.

They lost their lives together with Flight Lieutenant Rakesh Chauhan of the Royal Air Force and Lance Corporal Oliver Thomas of the Intelligence Corps, who were believed to have been passengers on the flight

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has denied claims by the Taliban that insurgents shot the helicopter down, with initial investigations indicating a "tragic accident" rather than enemy action as the cause of the crash.

Repatriation for Hampshire servicemen

Poppies have been left at RAF Brize Norton's base in Oxford Credit: ITV Meridian

The bodies of five Hampshire servicemen who were killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan will be repatriated in Oxford today.

Captain Thomas Clarke, Warrant Officer Spencer Faulkner and Corporal James Walters, from Army Air Corps, were serving as the Lynx aircraft's three-man team when they died.

A private ceremony at RAF Brize Norton will remember the men who lost their lives went a helicopter went down in Afghanistan.

The cortege will then pass the Memorial Garden in Carterton before heading to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.

The servicemen will be flown into RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire before a private ceremony Credit: ITV Meridian

Hampshire soldiers to be repatriated

Soldiers from Hampshire will be repatriated Credit: ITV News

Four Hampshire soldiers who were killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan will be repatriated today

The group who were based at RAF Odiham near Hook died when their helicopter crashed in Kandahar during a routine flight. Their bodies will be brought through RAF Brize Norton.

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