Spokesman for Task Force Helmand, Lieutenant Colonel Hywel Lewis MBE, said:
A fantastic soldier has tragically died defending his comrades. He was the brightest and the best. Those who served alongside him were privileged and feel his loss most deeply. Our prayers and thoughts are with his family at this extremely difficult time.
The serviceman’s next of kin have been informed.
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