NZDF

The funeral of SAS trooper LCPL Leon Smith

6 October 2011

The funeral of SAS trooper Lance Corporal Leon Smith took place this afternoon at Papakura Military camp.

LCPL Leon Smith was killed in Afghanistan on 28 September.

"My thoughts and those of the whole NZDF, and indeed all of New Zealand, are with LCPL Smith's family as they face their loss," says Chief of Defence Force Lieutenant General Rhys Jones.

ENDS

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