The family of Warrant Officer Leonard Thomas, who was shot by an Afghan policeman while on patrol in Helmand province on Sunday, paid the following tribute:
"Pez was a military man through and through. He thrived in extreme environments, both in the military and in his spare time.
"He was a keen climber and mountaineer and will be sorely missed by everyone who had the privilege to have met him."
"Warrant Officer Class 2 'Pez' Thomas was a soldier of great experience, wisdom and dedication.
"A proud member of 37 Signal Regiment (Volunteers), with 15 years of regular military service behind him.
"The toughest jobs are given to most able and 'Pez' was deployed to a challenging area of Helmand. There he acted as a Stabilisation Operator; striving to enhance the lives of the people by improving local governance, infrastructure and basic services.
"At this difficult time our prayers and thoughts rest with his partner Rachel and his mother Sylvia."
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