Killed Sunderland soldier to be flown home

Richard Walker

Richard Walker

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FALLEN soldier Richard Walker will be repatriated at a ceremony at RAF Brize Norton later this week.

The 23-year-old was working at Patrol Base Hazrat in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand province, Afghanistan, when a rogue soldier shot and killed him.

Sapper Walker, of Blackfell, Washington, was working on a construction task with other military engineers from his troop, as part of preparations to hand the camp over to Afghan security forces, when the soldier turned his weapon on Afghan National Army and International Security Assistance Force soldiers at the base.


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