Soldier killed in Cumbria was from Norfolk unit

Sgt Mark Foley who was killed at an army training base in Cumbria

The wife of a Norfolk soldier who was killed at an army training base has described him as her "soul mate and best friend".

Father-of-two Sergeant Mark Foley served with the Light Dragoons based in Swanton Morley near Dereham. He was killed at an army training base in Cumbria while travelling in a military vehicle on Wednesday.

An investigation into the accident, which injured two other soldiers, is under way.

Paying tribute to her husband, Kelly Foley said: "He was my soul mate and my best friend, who always made me laugh. The best dad ever to Emily and Hannah. He loved us, his job and Hull FC. We will miss him so much."

His commanding officer, Lieutenant Colonel James Senior, said: "Sergeant Foley was an exceptionally talented, battle-hardened soldier who embodied everything that is good about our profession.

"A consummate professional, he delivered on operations time and time again, accumulating huge experience on the way."

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