The body of Sergeant Nigel Coupe, 33, of 1st Battalion The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment has left RAF Brize Norton. Lieutenant Colonel Nicholas Wood, Commanding Officer of his battalion, said:
"Sergeant Nigel Coupe was quite simply an outstanding soldier who epitomised all that a sergeant from The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment should be."
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.