Carmarthen soldier flown home

The body of Lance Corporal Lee Davies arrived home today Credit: PA

The body of Lance Corporal Lee Davies, who was killed in Afghanistan last weekend, has been repatriated at RAF Brize Norton this afternoon.

Lance Corporal Davies, 27, from the 1st Battalion Welsh Guards, died along with Royal Air Force airman Corporal Brent John McCarthy in Helmand Province on Saturday.

They were shot by two men dressed in Afghan police uniforms.

Paying tribute to him earlier this week, his Commanding Officer described him as an 'exemplary' soldier.

Lance Corporal Davies was deployed to Afghanistan in March. He is the twenty-sixth Welsh soldier to die in the country since operations began in 2001.

After a private ceremony his coffin passed through Carterton, where people gathered to pay their respects.

Lance Corporal Davies' former school has also paid tribute to the Welsh Guard.

An investigation into both deaths is being conducted by the Ministry of Defence.