Major Kevin McLoughlin paid tribute to Nuneaton's Sergeant John Kups at his funeral in Morriston, Swansea this afternoon.
He described Sergeant Kups as a 'very experienced professional soldier"
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East Midlands Airport is preparing for its busiest day as part of the Christmas getaway.
Genelle Aldred brings you the latest weekend weather for the East & West Midlands.
Another largely dry and bright day with plenty of winter sunshine.