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Tributes to dead soldiers.

Summary: Tributes have been paid to two British soldiers killed in Afghanistan within a day of each other.

Tributes have been paid to two British soldiers killed in Afghanistan within a day of each other.

Ranger David Dalzell, 20, of 1st Battalion, The Royal Irish Regiment, died on Friday in an "operational accident" in Nad-e Ali district of Helmand.

Warrant Officer Class 2 Colin Beckett, Company Sergeant Major of 3rd Battalion The Parachute Regiment, was killed on Saturday as he was attempting to secure an area in Shaheed, a village on the Nahr-e-Bughra canal, when he was caught in a roadside bomb.

Ranger Dalzell, who came from Bangor in County Down, Northern Ireland, was described as a "fearless" soldier by colleagues.

The Ministry of Defence refused to be drawn on the details surrounding his death. A spokeswoman said that details of the accident will be heard during an inquest.

Company Sergeant Major Colin Beckett was described as a "truly special husband" by his widow.

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Date:Feb 8, 2011
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