The family of Warrant Officer Leonard Thomas told ITV News' Emily Morgan that 'Pez' loved the Army and the military and believed in everything that it does. His partner Rachel Crosser and brother Trist Thomas were speaking as his body was returned to the UK from Afghanistan.
Leonard Thomas grew up in Cornwall but had moved to Cardiff more recently. He was one of three soldiers killed in Afghanistan at the weekend by a man dressed in an police uniform.
The bodies of Welsh soldiers Craig Roderick and Leonard Thomas, who were killed in Afghanistan, will return to the UK today.
The family of Welsh Guard, Craig Roderick, who was killed in Afghanistan this weekend say he has left a void which will 'never be filled.'
The MoD has confirmed that two Welsh soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan. Craig Roderick and Leonard Thomas were from Cardiff.