Tributes to LCpl Michael Foley, nicknamed 'Axel' have continued to pour in. LCpl Foley leaves behind wife, Sophie, and three young children, Calum, Warren and Jake.
"I have known Axel a little over 12 months, a fellow proud northerner from Lancashire! Axel was an absolute star, a person I held in huge regard, a dedicated husband, father and soldier.
Nothing was ever too much trouble, never a complainer; the zeal and energy for life he possessed is rare, backed up with a cracking sense of humour.
The repatriation is set to take place of three British servicemen, one of whom came from Lancashire, who were killed in Afghanistan.
Tributes have been paid to a soldier from Nelson in killed in Afghanistan as a rogue Afghan soldier turned on British troops.