Thousands of mourners, including David Cameron, the British Prime Minister gathered on Friday as a funeral service was held for Lee Rigby, the soldier who was hacked to death by suspected Islamists in London
The Prime Minister joined family, friends and colleagues of the late soldier at the Bury Parish Church, Greater Manchester in England.
25-year-old Rigby was murdered near his army barracks in Woolich on May 22. Two Nigerian-born Britons, Michael Adebowale and Michael Adebolajo have been charged with the murder and the trial has been fixed for November 18.
Rigby was until his death a drummer in the 2nd Battalion Royal Regiment of Fusiliers.
Lt Col Jim Taylor who was Rigby’s Commanding Officer said “he was always happy. His smile was infectious, as was his enthusiasm for soldiering and his passion for life.”