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Worcestershire blast soldier Richard Brandon's memorial

Lance Corporal Richard Brandon
Image caption L/Cpl Richard Brandon's vehicle hit a roadside bomb

A memorial service has been held for a 24-year-old soldier from Worcestershire who was killed by a roadside bomb.

L/Cpl Richard Brandon, a father-of-three from Kidderminster, died when his armoured vehicle hit a bomb in Helmand Province on 2 September 2009.

The Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineer was on a repair mission for the Light Dragoons Battle Group.

A service took place at St Mary's and All Saints church in his home town.

It was organised by his family and Kidderminster Ex-servicemen, Women and Veterans Trust.

Mr Brandon was engaged to Emma-Jayne Webster and had a daughter Kaitlin and two step-sons Liam and Martyn.

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