Funeral for Royal Engineer shot in Afghanistan

The funeral cortege of Sapper Richard Walker in Blackfell, Washington, where residents gathered to pay their respect.   Sapper Richard Walker, pictured below, from 28 Engineer Regiment, attached to 21 Engineer Regiment as part of the Task Force Helmand Engineer Group, was killed in Afghanistan on Monday, January 7. He was 23 years old.

The funeral cortege of Sapper Richard Walker in Blackfell, Washington, where residents gathered to pay their respect. Sapper Richard Walker, pictured below, from 28 Engineer Regiment, attached to 21 Engineer Regiment as part of the Task Force Helmand Engineer Group, was killed in Afghanistan on Monday, January 7. He was 23 years old.

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A soldier shot while attached to Ripon’s 21 Engineers in Afghanistan was said to be an “amazing soldier and a great friend” during a military funeral yesterday.

Leeds-born Sapper Richard Walker, described as a devoted father, was serving with 28 Engineer Regiment attached to the 21 Engineers on his first deployment to the country.

Ministry of Defence undated handout photo of Sapper Richard Walker, the British soldier shot dead by a member of the Afghan National Army, who will be repatriated to the UK today. 
PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday January 17, 2013. Sapper 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. See PA story DEFENCE Repatriation. Photo credit should read: MoD/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Ministry of Defence undated handout photo of Sapper Richard Walker, the British soldier shot dead by a member of the Afghan National Army, who will be repatriated to the UK today. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday January 17, 2013. Sapper 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. See PA story DEFENCE Repatriation. Photo credit should read: MoD/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

The 23-year-old, from Washington, Tyne and Wear, was working on a construction task when an Afghan soldier turned his weapon on him and other soldiers earlier this month.

 

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