Corporal Guy, aged 37, commanded a fire support section in the Nad ‘Ali district of Helmand province. His section was conducting a partnered patrol with elements of the Afghan National Army when they were caught in an insurgent ambush. Corporal Guy was leading his section forward to assist a group of Afghan soldiers who were pinned down by enemy fire when he was fatally wounded.
Cpl Guy had been in the army for 19 years and served on eight operational tours, including Bosnia, Iraq, three of Northern Ireland and three of Afghanistan.
He had recently been selected for promotion to the rank of Sergeant.