TRIBUTES have been paid to an army chaplain killed in a crash on the A303.

Rev Garry James Humphryes, 56, died after his car came off the A303 near Amesbury on June 4.

In a tribute, the vicar's family said: "Garry was a loving husband, a wonderful step father, a caring son and brother. He was a devoted priest and cared deeply and passionately about the welfare of his soldiers and fellow Chaplains.

"He will be greatly missed by all."

Born in London in 1962, he grew up a keen cricketer and cross country runner competing to county level. He worked as a printer, before training as an Anglican priest.

He was appointed vicar of St Barnabas church, Morecombe, in 2004, and joined the local territorial army unit.

He joined the Royal Army Chaplain's Department in 2008, serving overseas and in the UK.

Rev Humphryes was described as a keen country sportsman, also enjoying football and cricket.

He is survived by his wife, Pam, and daughter Heather.