Company commander Major Edward Colver said Pte Wade had volunteered to be a Warrior driver and excelled on his training course. He said he "was never happier than when covered in grease, cleaning vehicle tracks.''
Sergeant Nigel Coupe has been praised as a fiercely dedicated soldier but also a man devoted to his wife and "two little princesses".
Tributes are being paid to North West soldiers killed along with four others in a bomb blast in Afghanistan.
Military strategy in Afghanistan will not change despite the deaths of a soldier from the Duke of Lancaster's regiment and 5 others.