DAY OF SYMPATHY IN COMBER AS LOCALS TURN OUT IN SILENT PRAYER TO REMEMBER SOLDIER GIRL CHANNING DAY

Ulster medic Channing Day who was killed in Afghanistan

HUNDREDS of people have braved the cold today to show their respects at a war memorial service for soldier girl Channing Day.

Union flags fly at half mast in the square in Comber, Co Down as the people of the town come out to show sympathy with her mum and dad, sisters and brothers.

The show of sympathy to the Day family was organised by the Royal British Legion.

DUP Strangford MLA Simon Hamilton said: “Hundreds of people have turned out to line the streets around the square to show their respect and sympathy to the Day family.

“All around the square Union flags are flying at half mast.”

Channing Day, 25, was killed ten days ag0 in Afghanistan along with a Royal Marine commando by a rogue Afghan policeman in the Helmand province area.

Their remains were flown home earlier this week to RAF Brize Norton where a private family service was held.

Now the town of Comber awaits Channing’s remains to be flown back to Northern Ireland for a service of remembrance.

 

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