Tributes For UK Troops Killed In Afghanistan
Two British servicemen shot dead by an Afghan soldier on Monday have been named by the Ministry of Defence. They were Sergeant Luke Taylor, 33, of the Royal Marines, and Lance Corporal Michael Foley, 25, of the Adjutant General's Corps (Staff and Personnel Support).
The two men were shot and killed at the main entrance to Lashkar Gah main operating base, in Helmand.
Defence Secretary Philip Hammond has led the many tributes to the "true and devoted family men", saying they "died in the service of their country".
He said: "Both men were known to their colleagues for their professionalism and military qualities, but outside of their careers, it is clear that both were also true and devoted family men.
"My thoughts and deepest sympathies are with all those left behind."
Sgt Taylor, from Bournemouth, leaves his wife Nicola and their young son Roan. (...)