Two British servicemen were shot dead by a rogue Afghan soldier with a personal grievance, their inquest heard today. Sergeant Luke Taylor and Lance Corporal Michael Foley died in March in Lashkar Gah.
Shortly after his death a colleague of Sergeant Luke Taylor said:
"Luke was the kind of guy you wanted next to you - regardless of the situation, he was a cool head and a source of endless banter. I never saw him fazed; he just seemed to "crack on" and many a time dragged those around with him!
"He had one of those infectious charismas, always able to talk himself out of a situation. For me, like so many, Luke was simply an inspiration. Completely dedicated and loyal to his family, you could just feel the warmth when he spoke of them."
Inquests are due to begin today into the deaths of two British soldiers killed after a man wearing an Afghan military uniform opened fire. Sergeant Luke Taylor and Lance Corporal Michael Foley died in March in Lashkar Gah.