Soldier was 'bright, engaging and hugely talented'

Paying tribute to the soldier, Commanding Officer Lieutenant Colonel Phil Kimber described him as "a real character, a totally professional soldier and a great friend to many".

He said:

Lance Corporal Webb was exactly the type of man you wanted around. Always with a smile on his face, always willing to engage in some witty and mischievous banter, he really did lift the morale of all around him.

He was also an outstanding professional; bright, engaging and hugely talented.

He had an obvious gift for intelligence work, which ensured he was at the heart of all that his company did on this tour.

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Tributes for British soldier

The British soldier killed in Afghanistan on Tuesday has been described as "a real character, a totally professional soldier and a great friend to many". Lance Corporal Jamie Webb, 24, was injured as a result of enemy action.