EX-SERVICEMEN will gather to pay their respects to five soldiers being repatriated on Thursday.

Members of the Royal British Legion will line Headley Way in Headington to salute Rifleman Liam Maughan, Rifleman Jonathon Allott and Corporal Richard Green, all from 3rd Battalion The Rifles, and Corporal Stephen Thompson, of 1st Battalion The Rifles, and Lance Corporal Tom Keogh, of 4th Battalion The Rifles.

The cortege is due to arrive at the John Radcliffe Hospital at 4.15pm.