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Date added: 19 December 2008

Swindon mourns Marines 

Latest Afgan casualties are repatriated through Wootton Bassett
 
Paying tribute again today, the people of Wootton Bassett lined the high street in honour of the latest victims of the Afgan conflict.
 
Repatriation at Wootton Bassett
The last salute:
Marines pay tribute to their fellow soldiers 

Five marines from 42 Commando based in Arbroath were killed last week, the youngest being Corporal Marc Birch, who was just 26-years-old.

Their coffins, draped in Union Jacks, were driven past those who gathered to pay their respects as the courtege made its way from nearby RAF Lyneham to the John Radcliffe hospital in Oxford.

An event that unfortunately will be repeated again this coming Monday 22nd December, when the latest casualty Stuart Nash, from the 1st Battalion the Rifles will also be flown home and repatriated.
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