Sergeant Nigel Coupe from St Annes died along with Private Daniel Wade from Warrington and four others when their Warrior armoured vehicle was blown up by a roadside bomb in Helmand Province earlier this week. Today Sergeant Coupe's widow and mother spoke of their pain. Clare Fallon reports
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.