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Date added: 30 June 2008

How many more, Mr Brown? 

Swindon remembers the war dead once again
 
The tragic fate of two paratroopers killed in Afghanistan was in evidence again today in Swindon, as a Police escorted procession of their coffins passed through Junction 16 of the M4.
 
The twelfth and thirteenth casualties of the war to travel through Swindon since 08 June alone (see links below).
 
Afganistan casulaties pass through junction 16 M4 Swindon
6.26pm:
hearses containing the bodies of Private Joe Whittaker and Sergeant Major Michael Williams about to join the M4 at Junction 16 on their journey from RAF Lyneham to the John Radcliffe hospital in Oxford
 
As in previous weeks, the courtege stopped in Wootton Bassett for a minute's silence where over three hundred people gathered to pay their respects. 
 
Private Joe Whittaker, a Territorial Army reservist, and Sergeant Major Michael Williams, a WO2, were both killed in action last Tuesday.
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