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Scottish soldier's body flown back home

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Media captionThe body of L/Cpl Joseph Pool was flown back into RAF Lyneham in Wiltshire

The body of a Scottish soldier killed during a rocket-propelled grenade attack in Afghanistan has been brought back to Britain.

L/Cpl Joseph Pool, 26, who was from Dumfries but had moved with his family to Greenock, was killed on 5 September.

The Royal Scots Borderer died during an operation to disrupt insurgents in northern Nad Ali.

His body was flown into RAF Lyneham in Wiltshire and his coffin was then be driven through Wootton Bassett.

The father-of-two joined the Army in August 2003 and was engaged to be married.

During his time in the Army he completed tours of Northern Ireland, Iraq and Afghanistan.

A total of 334 UK service personnel have now been killed in Afghanistan since military action began in 2001.

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