The funeral of a soldier from Washington, in Tyne and Wear, has taken place this morning.
Sapper Richard Walker was killed when an Afghan soldier opened fire at an army base.
Sapper Walker's Commanding Officer said that he was an outstanding soldier and devoted father.
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