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Warminster Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan

Two soldiers from Warminster-based 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment have been killed in Afghanistan.

The soldiers, who haven't been named, were shot by a man wearing an Afghan local Police uniform. It happened yesterday (Saturday) at a checkpoint south of Nahr-e Saraj district in Helmand Province.

Their families have been informed.

The Yorkshire Regiment has suffered a deep loss today and everyone serving within Task Force Helmand will want to send our condolences to the soldiers’ families and loved ones at this time.

– Major Laurence Roche, Spokesman, Task Force Helmand


HMS Enterprise starts nine month deployment

HMS Enterprise has sailed from the South West to the Middle East for nine months on operations. The Plymouth-based Royal Naval survey ship will be deployed protecting the nation’s interests and contributing to the safety of military and civilian shipping.

HMS Enterprise sails from Falmouth on nine month deployment Credit: ITV Westcountry

The ship sailed from Falmouth with a new survey motor boat called Spitfire. The nine-metre boat doubles the mother ship’s ability to collect data. The ship has been in the Cornish port for the last month conducting work on the davit used to lift the boat in and out of the water.

Soldier killed in Afghanistan is named

A soldier from Bristol who was killed in Afghanistan has been named as Lieutenant Andrew Robert Chesterman.

Lieutenant Chesterman's father has said that his family had lost "a fine young man".

The 26 year old from Bristol was commanding a vehicle patrol when the lead vehicle was struck by a roadside bomb on Thursday. The Ministry of Defence says his patrol came under fire and Lt Chesterman was shot.


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