Mother pays tribute to 'brave, beautiful' Channing Day

Channing Day was killed on patrol in Afghanistan on Wednesday Credit: MoD

The mother of one of the British soldiers killed in Afghanistan on Wednesday has paid tribute to a "brave," "beautiful" and "determined" woman.

Corporal Channing Day's mother said: "If there was one thing she knew growing up, it was that she wanted to be a soldier, proven by the way she would march around the living room and never missed cadets."

"Channing grew up into the bravest, beautiful, determined woman."

"She has done more in her 25 years than most women her age and we are so very proud of everything she has achieved," Ms Day added.

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Church service for army medic

A book of condolence will open today for Corporal Channing Day who was killed while on patrol in Afghanistan.