Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Repatriation of fallen Gurkha - Rifleman Vijay Rai

The repatriation of Rifleman Vijay Rai from 2nd Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles, who was killed in action in Helmand province on 15th October, will take place at RAF Brize Norton, Oxfordshire, on Thursday 27th October 2011.

The plane carrying his body is due to land at 2pm. The cortege will pass the memorial garden at 4.30pm, reaching the John Radcliffe hospital at 5.15pm. All timings are approximate.

We will update this posting if any of the above details change. 

About British repatriations

The sad, but proud, duty of receiving British fallen military personnel killed in action, transferred to RAF Brize Norton from RAF Lyneham on 1st September 2011.

The deceased are flown back on a C-17 of RAF Number 99 Squadron where members of their families are waiting at a new purpose built Repatriation Centre. Senior Military Representatives, including the Station Commander, will also be in attendance.

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