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Tributes paid to soldier

The wife of an Afghanistan veteran who was killed at an Army training base has paid tribute to him as her "soul mate" and "best friend".

Father-of-two Sergeant Mark Foley, 31, was killed in Warcop, Cumbria, while travelling in a military vehicle yesterday.

Paying tribute to her husband, who served with Norfolk-based The Light Dragoons, Kelly Foley said: "He was my soul mate and my best friend, who always made me laugh.

"We will miss him so much."

His commanding officer, Lieutenant Colonel James Senior, said: "Sergeant Foley was an exceptionally talented, battle-hardened soldier who embodied everything that is good about our profession. A consummate professional, he delivered on operations time and time again."

The cause is being ­examined by the Army's Land Accident Investigation Team.

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