The soldier who became the 100th member of Britain's armed forces to be killed in Sangin in Afghanistan was named yesterday as Bombardier Samuel Robinson of 5th Regiment Royal Artillery.
The 31-year-old, who was killed by an explosion while leading a foot patrol, was described as "a perfect role model" to his regiment.
In a statement his family said he died doing the job he loved: "Sam was doing the job that he loved and was proud to be doing it. We are all very proud of him and we will miss him forever."
Lieutenant Colonel Richard Hayhurst, Commanding Officer, 5th Regiment Royal Artillery, said: "This courageous man held the respect of all that knew him; his strength of character, professionalism, and outright robustness made him a force to be reckoned with, and he was the perfect role model for the rest of the regiment."Reuse content