Dead Wiltshire Soldiers Named

Two soldiers from Warminster-based 3rd Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment, killed in Afghanistan have been named

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Soldiers' bodies to be flown home

Sergeant Gareth Thursby (left) and Private Thomas Wroe. Credit: MoD

The bodies of two soldiers from Wiltshire, killed in Afghanistan, are due to be flown home this lunchtime (1.30pm).

Sergeant Gareth Thursby, who was 29, and Private Thomas Wroe, who was 18, were shot by a rogue Afghan policeman in Helmand Province on Saturday.

They served with 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment, based in Warminster.

The body of Lance Corporal Duane Groom of the 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards is also being repatriated.

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