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Tributes have been paid to a soldier from Lancashire who was killed in Afghanistan. 21 year old Fusilier Samuel Flint, from Poleton-le-Fylde, who was serving with of the Royal Regiment of Scotland, died when his vehicle was blown up in Helmand Province.
Two others were also killed. Ben Wallace,Conservative MP for Lancaster and Wyre has paid tribute:
Lieutenant Robin Hold, 1 Platoon Commander, B Company, 2nd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland, said:
The family of Fusillier Samuel Flint have paid tribute to 'a cheeky chappy'.
Heartbreaking tributes have been paid to 21 year old Fusilier Samuel Flint from Poulton le Fylde. He has been described as a loving son, protective brother, courageous nephew and grandson.
Fusilier Samuel Flint died while on patrol with the 2nd Battalion Scots. His family have issued a tribute to him via the ministry of defence. " The whole family is completely devastated. Everyone should know that Sam loved his job and made his whole family and everyone that knew him very proud."
They said "Sam was always the life and soul of the party, a real ladies man, witty funny, the real cheeky chap. He was a loving son, the protective brother, courageous nephew, the caring uncle, the loyal grandson that anyone would wish to have."
A young soldier from Lancashire has been killed in a bomb attack in Afghanistan.
Fusilier Samuel Flint, who was 21 and from Blackpool, served with the 2nd Battalion the Royal Regiment of Scotland.
He and two colleagues died when their patrol vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device.
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The deaths of three soldiers, who were killed by a bomb in Afghanistan are a "hammer blow", a spokesman for their battalion has said.