A teacher has paid tribute to Lance Corporal Oliver Thomas, 26 from Brecon.
Nick Dinsdale taught the serviceman at Lady Hawkins School in Hereford and described the soldier as an exceptional student.
"He was academic, sporting and exceptional in every way. He was head boy and a great ambassador for the school".
More top news
Cardiff's bus station will close this Saturday after more than 60 years serving bus passengers from across the country and the world.
Not a bad way to end the week! Plenty of sunshine out there to start, with the risk of a few showers in the north and west this afternoon.
Clear skies out there in places have allowed temperatures to tumble. More sheltered rural areas could even see a touch of frost!