A 19-year-old man, Brusthom Ziamani, plotted to behead a British soldier, saying that his inspired by Michael Adebolajo, who killed a British soldier, Fusilier Rigby last year.
Ziamani who was arested in east London last month was on Friday sentenced to 22 years in prison.
Before his arrest, he had researched the location of army cadet bases in the south east of London. During his arrest a rucksack containing a hammer and a 12in knife was found on him.
He had also told his girlfriend that Adebolajo was a “legend” for killing Rigby.
The court was told that Ziamani was radicalised after being befriended by members of a radical Muslim organisation which held meetings in London.
The court also heard how Ziamani had “reverted” to Islam only last year and was kicked out of home in Camberwell, south London, by his parents. Ziamani was born in London to a Congolese mother who worked as a nurse and a father who is a psychiatric nurse.