Leave a message in memory of Rifleman Luke Farmer
TRIBUTES have been paid to a brave Upton soldier who was killed while on foot patrol in Afghanistan.
Rifleman Luke Farmer, 19, died in an explosion near Sangin in Helmand province on Friday, along with Cpl Lee Brownson, from County Durham.
The former Minsthorpe Community College student, from 3rd Battalion the Rifles, will be repatriated in a ceremony at Wootton Bassett in Wiltshire today (Tuesday).
His mum Angela said: "Luke was a young man who didn't cause us any problems. He was well loved by us and his extended family and friends. He will be missed by all including the friends and his cousin who he joined up with."
Lieutenant Colonel Nick Kitson, Commanding Officer with the battalion, said: "Rifleman Luke Farmer was everything I could ask a Rifleman to be; fit, robust, capable, determined and loyal. His dedication served as an inspiration to his fellow Riflemen and his selfless commitment was an example to all. Rifleman Farmer is a shining example of the young men who are serving in this place for the benefit of all. His sacrifice is as humbling as his commitment is inspiring and we shall take strength from his memory."
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