The funeral of a soldier killed in Afghanistan has been held with full military honours at Coventry Cathedral.
Corporal Michael Thacker was originally from Wales but settled in Coventry with his wife and two year-old daughter.
The 27 year-old was shot at an observation post at Nahr-e-Saraj in Helmand province on June 1st.
His closest colleagues from First Batallion the Royal Welsh Fusiliers were unable to attend today's service.
The funeral of Coventry soldier Corporal Michael John Thacker is getting underway at the city's Cathedral this afternoon.
Corporal Thacker was shot while manning an observation post in Afghanistan on June 1st.
Mourners will gather at the funeral of Corporal Michael John Thacker at Coventry Cathedral later today.Read the full story ›
The repatriation of Corporal Michael John Thacker, who was killed in Afghanistan, will take place today.Read the full story ›
The Repatriation of Cpl Michael John Thacker, from 1st Battalion, The Royal Welsh, who lived in Coventry, is to take place today.
The plane is due to land at 1:30pm and the cortege is due to pass by the Memorial Garden at just after 4pm.
The body of RAF airman Corporal Brent John McCarthy from Telford due to be repatriated today. He was killed in Afghanistan.Read the full story ›