Family's 'hero' flown back to UK
6:38pm 21st September 2012
(Updated 6:38pm 21st September 2012)
The body of a Skipton soldier, known to colleagues as 'Bull', has returned from Afghanistan.
Sergeant Gareth Thursby was shot dead by an insurgent dressed in a police uniform in Helmand Provence on Saturday 15 September.
The former South Craven School pupil leaves behind a wife and two children.
Sgt Thursby's widow Louise paid the following tribute: "Gareth was the love of my life. He was an amazing husband and father, happy, full of life and kind hearted with a passion for his work and family.
"He was brave, hardworking, a loving husband who was a devoted father to his children. Our Hero."
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