Three British soldiers killed in Afghanistan are to be repatriated today.

Trooper Phillip Lawrence, of The Light Dragoons, and Warrant Officer Class 2 Sean Upton, of the 5th Regiment Royal Artillery, died in separate blasts in Helmand province on July 27.

Bombardier Craig Hopson, 40th Regiment Royal Artillery, died on July 25 in a roadside bomb attack. Their bodies will be flown into RAF Lyneham in Wiltshire before a cortege travels to the John Radcliffe Hospital, in Headington, where post-mortem examinations will be carried out.

The cortege is expected to arrive in Headley Way at 2.30pm