Paygan aged 8 and Mum Anna Aston the family of Cpl Russ Aston.

Corporal Russell Aston was killed in action in southern Iraq on 24 June whilst serving with 156 Provost Company, Royal Military Police. Aged 30, he came from Swadlincote, Derbyshire, and was married with one daughter Paygan 17 months old. Russ Aston was the company physical training instructor and enjoyed an active social life within the unit.

He joined the Army in 1993 and was posted to 156 Provost Company in March 2001 after service with the Grenadier Guards. Corporal Aston was military parachute trained, and had served in Macedonia and Northern Ireland and on operations in Kenya.