Soldier from Royal Anglians killed in Afghanistan is named

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A SOLDIER from the 1st Battalion Royal Anglian Regiment ‘The Vikings’ who was killed in Afghanistan has been named as Corporal Alex Guy

Cpl Guy, who was 37, was killed in an ambush in the Nad-e Ali District of Helmand Province.

He was originally from St Neots, Cambs, and has been with the regiment, whose headquarters are in Bury St Edmunds, since 1993.

During 19 years of service he deployed on eight operational tours, including Bosnia, Iraq, three of Northern Ireland and three of Afghanistan. He had also been recently selected for promotion to the rank of Sergeant.

He was married to his wife Emma and leaves his mother and father, Aileen and Andrew, and sisters Rebecca and Martha.

His mother Aileen said: “He was a wonderful and loving son, husband, brother, friend and comrade.”

Lieutenant Colonel Michael Aston MC, Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment, said: “Fiercely proud of his Battalion and intensely devoted to his wife Emma and his family, his loss will be felt deeply across the Battlegroup. We have lost a remarkable Viking. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this impossibly difficult time.”