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Hundreds gather for Para funerals

Hundreds of people have gathered to pay tribute to two paratroopers killed in Afghanistan.

Private Lewis Hendry of 3rd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment, was remembered at a funeral service in East Dereham, Norfolk.

Lance Corporal Kyle Marshall, of 2nd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment, was remembered at a service in Colchester, Essex.

Private Hendry, of Dereham, died on February 9 after being wounded in a fire-fight in the Nad 'Ali district of Helmand province, said the MoD spokesman.

Lance Corporal Marshall, of Newcastle upon Tyne, was killed in an explosion on February 14 in Nahr-e Saraj, he added.

Pte Hendry was buried with full military honours after a service at St Nicholas Church in East Dereham.

Locals lined the route to the church and applauded as the cortege passed.

L/Cpl Marshall was remembered in a service at St Peter's Church in Colchester before also being buried with full military honours.

Motorcycle riders from the Royal Military Police and Essex Police led the cortege and roads around the church were closed to traffic.


From Belfast Telegraph