Sapper Richard Walker's body repatriated

A private ceremony for Sapper Richard Walker's family was held on the RAF Brize Norton air base. Credit: MoD

The body of a British soldier shot dead by a member of the Afghan National Army was repatriated to the UK today.

Sapper Richard Walker - a member of 28 Engineer Regiment attached to 21 Engineer Regiment - was killed in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand province on January 7.

His coffin, draped in the Union flag draped, was flown into RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire.

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Killed solider named by MoD

The Ministry of Defence has named the soldier who was killed in Afghanistan on Monday as Sapper Richard Reginald Walker from 28 Engineer Regiment.