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Afghanistan death soldiers Andrew Roberts and Ratu Silibaravi repatriated

BBC News  May 10, 2012

The soldiers were members of a bomb disposal search team

Cpl Andrew Roberts and Pte Ratu Silibaravi died in a mortar rocket attack in Helmand province.

The soldiers, both 32, were from the Royal Logistic Corps, attached to 1st Battalion The Royal Welsh Battlegroup.

The cortege from RAF Brize Norton will pass the Memorial Garden near Carterton before travelling to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.

Both soldiers were deployed to Afghanistan on 11 March as part of an advanced search team in the operations squadron of the Explosive Ordnance Disposal and Search Task Forces.

They were members of 23 Pioneer Regiment, based in Bicester, Oxfordshire.

Their team was involved in search operations to clear irrigation ditches and enhance the security of operating bases, as well as providing support to patrolling troops.

May 10, 2012 - Posted by | Afghanistan, Explosive Ordnance Disposal | , , , , , ,

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