HUDDERSFIELD’S fallen heroes will be brought home next week.
Army officials have announced plans to repatriate the bodies of the six soldiers killed in an horrific Taliban bomb blast last week.
All six – including Huddersfield soldiers Cpl Jake Hartley, Pte Anton Frampton and Pte Daniel Wilford – are expected to be flown home from Afghanistan on Tuesday.
But it could be some weeks before funeral services for the Yorkshire Regiment soldiers can be held.
The services for Ptes Frampton and Wilford are expected to take place at Huddersfield Parish Church, while a service for Cpl Hartley is likely to be at Holmfirth.
They died alongside Sgt Nigel Coupe, Pte Chris Kershaw and Pt Daniel Wade.
The men were all in a Warrior armoured vehicle caught in a bomb blast in Helmand Province. They had been in Afghanistan less than a month.
The repatriation flight is due to land at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire about 1.30pm on Tuesday.
The coffins carrying all six soldiers will be given full military honours as they are taken from the plane and there will be a private reception on the base for the families.