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Bodies of North Yorkshire servicemen come home

Bodies of North Yorkshire servicemen come home

5:50am 29th June 2010
(Updated 10:21am 2nd July 2010)

The bodies of four North Yorkshire based soldiers and three marines  killed in Afghanistan will be flown home later.

It's one of the largest repatriation services since the beginning of the war in Afghanistan.

Lance Corporal David Ramsden from the Yorkshire Regiment was on attachment with 1st battalion the Mercian Regiment - and was travelling in a ridgeback armoured truck with Colour sargeant Martyn Horton, Private Douglas Niall Halliday and Private Alex Isaac, all from the Mercian Regiment.  

They were heading to assist troops at a nearby checkpoint when the vehicle left the road and landed in water.

An inquiry is taking place - surrounding the incident.

Their bodies will pass through the Wiltshire town of Wooton Bassett with those of three marines - Seargant Steven William Darbyshire, Lance Corporal Michael Taylor and Marine Paul Warren.

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