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Sapper Adam Moralee death: Afghanistan soldier repatriated

Repatriation of Sapper Adam Moralee Image copyright MOD
Image caption Sapper Adam Moralee was repatriated to RAF Brize Norton

The body of a soldier who died at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan has been brought back to Britain.

Sapper Adam Moralee of 32 Engineer Regiment was fatally injured while preparing equipment for redeployment.

The 23-year-old from Newcastle was repatriated to RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire.

Soldiers lined the street and saluted as the cortege passed through the Memorial Garden in Carterton.

Tributes have been paid in the House of Commons by the Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and deputy Labour leader Harriet Harman.

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Image caption Sapper Moralee was described an "outstanding soldier"

Both extended their "deepest sympathies" to his friends and family.

Sapper Moralee, an armoured engineer, was deployed to Afghanistan in March 2011 and again in September.

His commanding officer, Lt Col Steve Davies, called him "quietly determined and utterly dedicated" and said he had been an "outstanding soldier".

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