Repatriation of Lance Corporal Liam Tasker
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Dead soldier Liam Tasker and Army dog return home

The body of a soldier who died along with his record breaking sniffer dog in Afghanistan last week has been returned home to the UK.

Lance Corporal Liam Tasker, from Kirkcaldy in Fife, was shot dead while on patrol in Helmand province.

The ashes of the 26-year-old's dog Theo were flown home on the same plane.

L/Cpl Tasker, who was called a "rising star" by Army chiefs, was shot by Taliban snipers and Theo died of a seizure shortly after his master.

  • 10 Mar 2011
  • From the section UK