Kishor Chauhan, Flight Lieutenant Rakesh Chauhan's father, has described his son as "extremely active, charismatic, charming and very witty" in an emotional interview.
Rakesh, who was 29 and grew up in Birmingham, was killed along with four other men in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan.
The Ministry of Defence has called it a "tragic accident".
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The major talking points as England and Australia head into the third Test at Edgbaston today with the Ashes series firmly poised at 1-1.
Many places will stay dry with sunny spells, although isolated showers are possible, especially during the afternoon and evening.
A cloudy start, but sunny intervals developing from the west through the afternoon.