Guardsman Matthew Talbot Repatriated

Posted on May 15, 2019

Gdsm Talbot’s body was repatriated to RAF Brize Norton on a C-17 transport aircraft. The ramp ceremony took place at the RAF base, with six members of the Coldstream Guards carrying his coffin. The funeral cortege then left Brize Norton, making its way to the village.

Malawi was Gdsm Talbot’s first operational deployment where he was working as a Counter Poaching Operator.

Last year, the UK expanded its deployments in the African country to Nkhotakota and Majete Wildlife Reserves after a pilot scheme in Liwonde National Park. Prior to serving with 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards, Gdsm Talbot was posted to Number 7 Company Coldstream Guards in London conducting ceremonial duties. He had also completed overseas training during an exercise in Kenya.

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