Nuneaton serviceman killed in Afghanistan

Sergeant Jonathan Eric Kups, of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers Credit: MOD

A serviceman from Nuneaton who died in Afghanistan on Friday (21 September) has been named as Sergeant Jonathan Eric Kups of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (Reme).

The 38-year-old father of three was an electronics technician and has been described by his commanding officer as "a man of real substance".

The MoD said on Friday that the death of Sergeant Kups was not thought to be the result of hostile action, though an investigation into the circumstances was continuing.

His children said:

His wife added:

Sergeant Kups was one of two service personnel to die on Friday.

The MoD also announced on Friday the death of a soldier from 28 Engineer Regiment, attached to 21 Engineer Regiment at Forward Operating Base Shawqat, Helmand province.

The soldier was involved in a shooting incident at a forward operating base in the district of Nad-e Ali, the MoD said. A full investigation is continuing.