Family and friends of a Welsh soldier killed in Afghanistan have unveiled a memorial at his former school in Cwmbran.
Corporal Michael Thacker died after being shot during a tour of duty in Helmand Province last month.
Fairwater secondary school also held a special assembly to remember Michael's life.
Our reporter, Nicola Hendy, was there.
Fairwater High School in Cwmbran is unveiling a memorial to former pupil, Corporal Michael Thacker, who was killed while serving in Afghanistan.
There will be a special assembly at the school at lunchtime today, with some members of Corporal Thacker's family in attendance.
The funeral of a soldier killed in Afghanistan has been held with full military honours at Coventry Cathedral.
Corporal Michael Thacker was originally from Wales but settled in Coventry with his wife and two-year-old daughter.
The 27-year-old was hit by small arms fire while while manning an observation post at Nahr-e-Saraj in Helmand province on June 1st.
His closest colleagues from First Batallion the Royal Welsh Fusiliers were unable to attend today's service, but Major Dave Crimmins, who was present, said Michael would be in their thoughts today.
The hearse carrying the body of Corporal Michael Thacker lead the cortege away from RAF Brize Norton.
Friends and family of Corporal Michael Thacker of the 1st Battalion, the Royal Welsh Guards lined the route.
The 27 year-old was killed after he was shot and fatally wounded in Afghanistan on Friday 1st July.