The military funeral for Drummer Lee Rigby will take place in Greater Manchester this morning.
The 25-year-old was attacked shortly before 2.20pm in South-East London on 22 May 2013 when he was returning to his barracks.
Two men – later identified as Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale – drove a car at Rigby, knocking him to the pavement, they then attacked him with knives and a cleaver. Lee died at the scene.
Rigby was born in July 1987 in Crumpsall, Manchester. He joined the Army in 2006 and became a drummer and machine-gunner in the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers.
He had served in Cyprus, Germany, and Afghanistan before becoming a recruiter and assisting with duties in the Tower of London.
Yesterday, hundreds of people lined the streets in Manchester to pay their respects to the murdered soldier at a vigil.
The funeral will be a private service at Bury Parish Church, and will be broadcast to outsiders via a PA system.
There will be coverage on the BBC News Channel and Sky News from 11am this morning.
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