A marine who died in a helicopter accident in northern Kuwait on Friday was from North Yorkshire.
Captain Philip Guy with Helen and toddler Henry
Captain Philip Guy, 29, died when a US Marine Sea Knight helicopter crashed, killing eight British Royal Marines and four US soldiers.
He had just moved back to the Skipton area from Plymouth with his wife Helen and 20-month-old son Henry.
Helen Guy is due to give birth to their second child in two weeks.
Captain Guy's parents, Stuart and Anne, and brother, Ian, run a farm at Ribba Hall, Bishopdale, in the Yorkshire Dales.
The marine had been in the Gulf region for only six weeks before the military action began.
He was the most brave, courageous man you could ever imagine, tough and steadfast, honest and true
The former pupil of Wensleydale School joined the Royal Marines in 1995 and had been awarded the Bosnia Medal for courageous service in the Balkans.
He had been serving with the Plymouth-based 3 Commando Brigade and officers had nominated him for a Marine medal for courage and selflessness.
His widow Helen said: "Phil was the most perfect, loving special husband that I could have wished for.
"He was the most brave, courageous man you could ever imagine, tough and steadfast, honest and true.
"All he ever wanted to do was to provide for us, to be a good husband to me, a father to Henry and our unborn child."