Commanding officer pays tribute to 'talented' soldier

Lance Corporal Craig Roberts' commanding officer has paid tribute at his funeral, describing him as "a talented young man with a bright future ahead of him."

L/Cpl Roberts was one of three soldiers who died after taking part in a training exercise in the Brecon Beacons last month.

Craig was a talented young man with a bright future ahead of him, both as an army reservist and in his civilian life. Craig was the epitome of the can-do volunteer ethos.

Craig will be missed dearly by everyone who knew him; his family, his friends, his colleagues. We will miss him greatly and will remember him

– Lieutenant Colonel Paul Morris, Commanding Officer 3rd Battalion, The Royal Anglican Regiment

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Welsh soldier's funeral

The funeral of Lance Corporal Craig Roberts from Penrhyn Bay, Conwy will take place in Llandudno today. The 24-year-old of 3rd Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment died during a training exercise on the Brecon Beacons last month.