Tributes Paid to Royal Anglian Soldier

17 June 2012, 06:00 | Updated: 17 June 2012, 08:32

Tributes are being paid to the soldier from the Royal Anglian Regiment who was killed in Afghanistan on Friday.

Corporal Alex Guy, of the 1st Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment, was killed in action in Nad-e Ali District of Helmand Province.

His section was conducting a partnered patrol with elements of the Afghan National Army when they were caught in an ambush. Corporal Guy was leading his section forward to assist a group of Afghan soldiers who were pinned down by enemy fire when he was fatally wounded.

Corporal Alex William Guy was born on 13th September 1974 in Norwich and grew up in St Neots, Cambridgeshire. He enlisted into the British Army aged 18 and joined the 1st Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment, 'The Vikings', in 1993. He was quickly identified as a talented young leader and was promoted to Lance Corporal in 1995.

Corporal Guy is being described as a proud member of the Vikings and much loved by all who knew him. He was a natural soldier and a hard-working and popular leader who cared deeply about those in his charge. He threw himself into everything he did and his humble yet consummate professionalism set the example for others to follow.

Corporal Guy leaves behind his wife, Emma, mother and father, Aileen and Andrew, and sisters Rebecca and Martha.

His wife Emma is describing him as a 'happy, full-of-life and kind hearted man, with a passion for his work and family.'

Corporal Alex Guy