Monday, 11 January 2010

Soldier's body is flown back to Britain

From the Cambridge News:

"Soldier's body is flown back to Britain.

The body of a 19-year-old soldier from Cambridgeshire who died in Afghanistan has been flown back to Britain. Private Robert Hayes, 19, of 1st Battalion the Royal Anglian Regiment, was killed by an explosion while on foot patrol in Helmand Province on January 3. He was the first British soldier to die in Afghanistan this year. His body has been flown to RAF Lyneham, Wiltshire. Pte Hayes, from Burwell, completed his army training in March last year after following his childhood dream of becoming a soldier. He was a keen sportsman who played for Newmarket Rugby Club and won his weight category in his battalion’s 2009 boxing championships."

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