I was deeply saddened to hear of the death of Captain Townley.
I understand that he was an immensely talented and intelligent officer with a flourishing military career who was dedicated to supporting those around him.
My thoughts are with his family at this difficult time.
More top news
The former Scottish Secretary was behind a controversial leaked memo released in the countdown to the general election, an inquiry has found
Warm sunny spells and some showers through rest of today across the UK, particularly in the southeast
A Norwich supporter feared he would miss out on the club's biggest match for years after a barking mad incident