Lieutenant Colonel Jim Taylor
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Woolwich attack: Lee Rigby 'dedicated and proud soldier'

The victim of a savage attack in Woolwich, south-east London, was a "dedicated and proud soldier", his commanding officer has said.

Drummer Lee Rigby, 25, from Manchester, served with the 2nd Battalion the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers.

He was killed by two men on Wednesday, outside Woolwich Barracks.

Lieutenant Colonel Jim Taylor paid tribute to Drummer Rigby, saying he had "inspired many young people to join the army."

  • 23 May 2013
  • From the section UK
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