- Sapper Adam Moralee becomes first British soldier to die in Afghanistan in 2014
- 23-year-old from Newcastle was due to be married
- Family calls him a "loving son, who treated his fiancee like a princess"
A soldier from Newcastle who died in Afghanistan "would not have swapped his experiences as a soldier for the world", according to a tribute from his parents.
Sapper Adam Moralee, 23, was born in Newcastle and was a keen football fan. His colleagues said there would not be a Newcastle United match where they did not think of him.
The Ministry of Defence confirmed that Sapper Moralee did not die in battle. He was fatally injured at Camp Bastion on Wednesday, 5th March, while preparing equipment for redeployment out of Afghanistan.
"He treated his fiancee like a princess"
Sapper Adam Moralee was due to be married to his fiancee, Emma. His parents, Lynn and Darren, said the love they shared "was clear for all to see" and to be his wife "would have made her feel like the luckiest girl in the world".
- Joined the British Army aged 17
- Had been in Afghanistan since September
- Superiors describe him as "a role model to all"
Sapper Moralee's best friend, Lance Coroporal Karl Crosbie, served in the same regiment and was due to be best man at his wedding. He said Sapper Moralee felt like a brother.