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Corporals Graeme Stiff and Dean John, who died in Afghanistan

Corporals Graeme Stiff and Dean John, who died in Afghanistan


What's this? What's this?

Town pays tribute to fallen REME soldiers

By Alice Murphy
March 26, 2009

Flags flew at half-mast in Wokingham in remembrance of two soldiers killed in Afghanistan.

Corporal Dean John and Corporal Graeme Stiff, both of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME), died in Helmand Province in Afghanistan on Sunday, March 15.

As a mark of respect for the two Arborfield-trained soldiers, the flags at Wokingham Town Hall were lowered for 48 hours at the weekend.

The soldiers, who are freemen of Wokingham, were killed while traveling in a patrol vehicle struck by a roadside bomb.

They were both members of the Light Aid Detachment of 1st The Queen’s Dragoon Guards.

Their bodies were brought back to the country on Saturday.

Corporal John, 25, passed out of basic training at Arborfield Garrison in August 2000.

Corporal Stiff, 24, joined REME in 2004 and became an electronics technician.


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Published: 1st April 2009