Tragic soldiers remembered at Warminster service
A remembrance service for two West-based soldiers shot dead by a rogue policeman in Afghanistan is being held this morning.
Sgt Gareth Thursby and Pte Thomas Wroe, both of 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment, were killed last Saturday at a checkpoint in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand province.
Their bodies were flown back to the UK on Thursday. The Royal British Legion is holding a memorial service for the men at 9.30am in Warminster, where the men were based.
Married father-of-two Sgt Thursby, 29, and Pte Wroe, 18, were shot dead by a man dressed as a local Afghan policeman who pretended to be injured so they would help him.
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Sgt Thursby, from Skipton, North Yorkshire, and Pte Wroe, who had family from West Yorkshire, were killed near the end of their six-month deployment.
Today's service takes at the west Wiltshire town's Minster Church.