Repatriation of soldier from Newcastle killed in Afghanistan

Sapper Adam Moralee, 23, was serving with 32 Engineer Regiment when he was fatally injured at Camp Bastion. His body has been brought back to the UK.

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Tributes paid to Sapper Moralee on day he is repatriated

The body of a soldier from Ryton who died in Afghanistan has been been flown back to Britain. Sapper Adam Moralee, who joined the Royal Engineers when he left school at 17, leaves behind fiancee Emma and parents Lynn and Darren.

At the time of his death, his family paid tribute to the soldier, who they said "touched the hearts" of all who knew him.

"Adam was a loving son, fiance and friend who touched everyone's hearts that came into contact with him. His passion for cars and anything with an engine made him a true petrolhead through and through.

"As a son he was full of life and always the joker of the family, who never took anything too seriously. He loved his job and the friends he made from his time in the Army, and he would never have swapped those experiences for the world."

"He treated his fiancee, Emma, like his princess and the love they shared was clear to all of those who were lucky enough to see it. To be his wife would have made Emma feel like the luckiest girl in the world and they were each other's one true love and soulmates.

"Adam touched the hearts of all of us who were lucky to know him and not a day will go by where he is not in our thoughts and hearts. He will be sorely missed by family and friends and forever loved by all. Rest in peace son."

"Quietly determined and utterly dedicated, Sapper Adam Moralee was an outstanding soldier.

"His dry wit and his commitment to the team, be it on operations or the football field, have made him a well-known, trusted member of his troop, his squadron and the regiment.

"We will eternally remember him as the dedicated professional and likeable sapper that he was."

– Lieutenant Colonel Steve Davies RE, Commanding Officer 32 Engineer Regiment

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Repatriation of North East soldier killed in Afghanistan

Sapper Adam Moralee Credit: Ministry of Defence

The body of a soldier from Newcastle who died in Afghanistan has been been flown back to Britain. Sapper Adam Moralee, 23, was killed while working with plant equipment at Camp Bastion.

Soldiers lined the street and saluted in tribute as his cortege passed through the Memorial Garden in Carterton, Oxfordshire.

Sapper Moralee had been deployed to Afghanistan with the 32 Engineer Regiment last September. He joined the Royal Engineers when he left school at 17, leaves behind fiancee Emma and parents Lynn and Darren.

Defence Secretary pays tribute to Sapper Moralee

Defence Secretary Philip Hammond released a tribute to Sapper Adam Moralee, from Newcastle, who is the first soldier to be killed in Afghanistan in 2014.

He said: "It is clear from the tributes paid to Sapper Moralee that he was a determined and respected soldier who was good-humoured, trustworthy and considerate.

"His untimely death is a tragedy and my thoughts and deepest sympathies are with his family, fiancee and friends at this difficult time."

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Death of British soldier in Afghanistan 'a tragic loss'

Commenting on the death of a British soldier in Afghanistan, the Commanding Officer of 32 Engineer Regiment Group, Lieutenant Colonel Steve Davies, said:

"The tragic death of this committed and professional sapper has hit the Task Force Helmand Engineer Group hard; the Corps has lost a rising star, and his Squadron has lost a respected comrade and friend.

"At this most difficult time, our thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones.”

The serviceman's next of kin have been informed.

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"Rest in peace, son" say parents of soldier from Newcastle killed in Afghanistan

The parents of a soldier from Newcastle who has died in Afghanistan said he was full of life, the joker of the family, and he treated his fiancee, Emma, like a princess.

Sapper Adam Moralee was 23. His parents, Lynn and Darren, said he would not have swapped his time in the Army for the world.

:"Adam was a loving son, fiance, and friend who touched everyone's hearts that came into contact with him.

"His passion for cars and anything with an engine made him a true petrol head through and through.

"As a son he was full of life and always the joker of the family, who never took anything too seriously. He loved his job and the friends he made from his time in the Army, and he would never have swapped those experiences for the world."

"He treated his fiancee, Emma, like his princess and the love they shared was clear to all of those who were lucky enough to see it.

"To be his wife would have made Emma feel like the luckiest girl in the world and they were each others' one true love and soul mates.

"Adam touched the hearts of all of us who were lucky to know him and not a day will go by where he is not in our thoughts and hearts. He will be sorely missed by family and friends and forever loved by all.

Rest in peace son."

– Family of Sapper Adam Moralee

Sapper Adam Moralee, from Newcastle, killed in Afghanistan

Sapper Adam Moralee was fatally injured while preparing equipment for redeployment out of Afghanistan Credit: MOD

A soldier from Newcastle has been killed in Afghanistan. Sapper Adam Moralee was serving with 32 Engineer Regiment at Camp Bastion. He was preparing equipmnt for redeployment out of Afghanistan.

He leaves behind a fiancee.

In a statement issued through the MoD, this family described him as "full of life and always the joker of the family".

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