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Body of British soldier killed by elephant returned to UK
« on: May 14, 2019, 12:40:48 PM »
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Body of British soldier killed by elephant returned to UK

The body of a British soldier killed by an elephant during a counter-poaching operation in Malawi has been returned to the UK.

A repatriation ceremony took place for Mathew Talbot, 22, of the 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards, at RAF Brize Norton, Oxfordshire, on Tuesday afternoon.

He was in Liwonde National Park on 5 May when he was charged by the animal.

Read more at: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-48271502?intlink_from_url=https://www.bbc.com/news/world&link_location=live-reporting-story

He volunteered for this duty.  I'm a bit surprised the military would have been involved in this. Maybe Malawi was once part of the British empire.
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