Capt Stephen Healey inquest to be held in Cardiff

Capt Healey was a semi-professional footballer before joining the Army Credit: Ministry of Defence

An inquest will be held today into the death of Captain Stephen Healey of 1st Battalion, the Royal Welsh.

He died in Afghanistan when his vehicle was blown up by a bomb in May 2012.

Cardiff-born Capt Healey served a number of tours as a soldier, and in 2009 was mentioned in dispatches for his actions during a deployment to Afghanistan.

His family described him as "all you could wish for in a son, brother, uncle and friend".

Advertisement

Inquest into soldier's death

Captain Stephen Healey of 1st Battalion, The Royal Welsh was 'killed in the line of duty,' an inquest has ruled. He died when his vehicle was blown up by a bomb in Afghanistan in May 2012.