They will be flown back into the UK and the good people of Wootton Bassett will line the streets, again, to honour the dead. I was driving up the A1 a few months ago and followed a hearse with a Union Jack draped coffin for a few miles, my heart sank.
Maybe it's because I am getting older, I am now old enough to be both Danny and Robbie's mum; maybe I'm just emotional and soft - but I find these losses so very very sad. I know that it is a war (I am not going to talk about the sanity of a war to stop war or whether the fight in Afghanistan is really a war on terror) and in a war there are casualties. Men and women, sons and brothers, daughter and sisters, fathers and mothers are dying and it's sad - no more no less.
So I join the people of Wootton Bassett and honour the fallen; I do not know these people or their families but send them my condolences.
Time to dry my tears and count my blessings and choose to live my life to the full.
EDIT - BBC news report the repatriation of Pte Robert Laws; L/Cpl David Dennis; L/Cpl Dane Elson; Cpt Ben Babbington-Browne; Pts Christopher Whiteside - as a good friend of mine says' "we will remember". RIP.