Veterans have gathered to pay their respects to a North East soldier killed in Afghanistan.
Sapper Richard Walker, from Washington, was shot dead by a member of the Afghan National Army last week.
To mark his repatriation this morning, the Sedgefield Village Veterans are holding a special ceremony.
The 23-year-old was serving with 28 Engineer Regiment. He was described by his senior officer as a "true sapper who had a promising future".
His family are expected to attend his repatriation ceremony at RAF Brize Norton.