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."
The creator of the Facebook group wrote, "This page is set up to show support for the seven Royal Marine Commandos arrested for murder for an event which happened in afghanistan 2011 where no civilians where injured and one guman killed which shot at them FIRST (sic)".
The latest update notes, "We are averaging 17 "Likes" a minute at the moment. A great effort by everyone spreading the page to this more than deserving cause. Thank you!".
The arrests are thought to be the first time UK servicemen have been held on suspicion of such charges during the conflict in Afghanistan.