The body of a soldier killed in Iraq last week has been repatriated to the UK.

Lance Corporal Scott Hetherington, of 2nd Battalion The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment, died in a shooting incident.

He was brought back to RAF Brize Norton, with the cortege passing the Memorial Garden in Carterton, before heading to the John Radcliffe Hospital. 

Lance Corporal Hetherington was killed at Camp Taji, which lies north of Baghdad, at the beginning of the month. 

The vehicle commander from 2 LANCS had recently become a father.

He was part of a 500-strong British Army force currently training Iraqi and Kurdish security forces in the fight against the so-called Islamic State (IS). 

2 LANCS soldiers are providing protection to the troops doing the training.

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