The bodies of four British soldiers killed in Afghanistan are being repatriated today.

Rifleman Aminiasi Toge, 26, Corporal Joseph Etchells, 22, Captain Daniel Shepherd, 28 and Guardsman Christopher King, 20, were all killed in separate incidents in Helmand Province.

The men will be repatriated at RAF Lyneham, Wiltshire, shortly after 11am.

A cortege will then make its way to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford where post mortems will be carried out.

The cortege is expected to arrive in Headley Way, Headington, at 2pm.

Rifleman Toge, of 2nd Battalion The Rifles, from Suva, Fiji, was killed on July 16 in an explosion on foot patrol close near Gereshk.

Corporal Etchells, of 2nd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, from Mossley, Greater Manchester, was killed on July 19 on foot patrol near Sangin.

Captain Shepherd, of the 11 Explosive Ordnance Disposal Regiment, The Royal Logistic Corps, from Lincoln, died following an explosion on July 20 as he tried to clear a route in Nad-e-Ali District.

Guardsman King, of 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards, from Birkenhead, Merseyside, died on July 22 while on foot patrol in the Nad-e-Ali District when he stood on an explosive.

Guardsman King was confirmed to have died taking part in Operation Panchai Palang, or Panther's Claw, a major assault against insurgents ahead of next month's Afghan elections.

Last night the Ministry of Defence said another two British troops were killed in separate incidents in Helmand morning, bringing the number of British personnel killed in Afghanistan this month to 22, with 191 having died since the start of operations eight years ago.