An Army spokesman says comrades from 1 Royal School of Military Engineering Regiment are 'devastated' by the death of Neath soldier, Sapper Josh Thomas.
The 18-year-old's body was pulled from the River Medway off Rochester Pier in Kent at around midday yesterday.
His next of kin have been informed and specially-trained officers from the Army and police are supporting his family at this very difficult time.
The Regiment is devastated at the loss of this bright young soldier, and the thoughts of everyone at Chatham Station go out to his family and friends.
More top news
The heaviest bursts are expected in the south and east, with some western areas either remaining dry or becoming dry by dawn.
Many places will start dry, but rain in the southeast will spread to most for a time overnight.
The family of Isaac Nash who went missing after being swept out to sea last summer have presented a cheque for £10,000 to the RNLI.