Capt Thomas Clarke (l) and L/Cpl Oliver Thomas
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Bodies of servicemen who died in air crash are repatriated

The bodies of two Welsh serviceman killed alongside three others in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan have been repatriated to Britain.

An aircraft carrying the bodies of Capt Thomas Clarke, 30, of Cowbridge, and army reservist L/Cpl Oliver Thomas, 26, from Brecon, landed at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire on Tuesday afternoon.

The pair died on 26 April alongside Warrant Officer Class 2 Spencer Faulkner and Cpl James Walters from the Army Air Corps, and RAF intelligence officer Flt Lt Rakesh Chauhan.

Roger Williams, MP for Brecon and Radnorshire, paid tribute to L/Cpl Oliver Thomas who worked for him as a researcher.

  • 06 May 2014
  • From the section Wales
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