Lieutenant Colonel Shon Hackney, Commanding Officer of 1st Battalion the Royal Welsh, paid tribute to Corporal Simon Daw as "an absolutely outstanding soldier" and "a true leader of men."
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Sol Bamba was sent off after losing his cool but Cardiff hung on to claim a deserved 1-1 draw at Ipswich.
Today's rain will soon clear south-eastwards to leave a largely dry night with some long clear spells.