The body of the 100th British serviceman to die in Afghanistan this year has been repatriated to the UK.

The C17 Globemaster plane carrying Lance Corporal Adam Drane, 23, touched down at RAF Lyneham in Wiltshire, this morning.

L Cpl Drane, 23, of 1st Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment, died on December 7 while on security duty in Helmand Province.

He was shot by insurgents while guarding a checkpoint in Nad-e-Ali, Helmand Province, on December 7.

He had been in Afghanistan for about two months as commander of a four-man team attached to the Grenadier Guards Battle Group.

After a private ceremony for his family, a hearse carrying his Union flag-draped coffin will pass along the high street of nearby Wootton Bassett.

The cortege is expected to arrive at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford at about 2.30pm where Royal British Legion members and the public will line the street to pay tribute.

A total of 237 British troops have died since the mission in Afghanistan began in October 2001.