The body of Corporal Jake Hartley, 20, of 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment has left RAF Brize Norton. Lieutenant Colonel Zac Stenning, Commanding Officer of his battalion, said:
"Corporal Jake Hartley was the ultimate infantry soldier and naturally stood out from his peers. Fit, motivated, yet always understated, he was one of the best ... He was a natural leader as exemplified by his top position on the gruelling Infantry Section Commanders Battle Course."
Friends of two of the six soldiers killed in Afghanistan spoke to Lewis Vaughan Jones as they travelled to see them being repatriated.
Family and friends have paid tribute to the six soldiers killed in Afghanistan on March 6th after their bodies were repatriated.
The bodies of six soldiers killed in the single deadliest attack on UK forces in Afghanistan since 2001 are to be flown home.