British soldier fatally injured in Afghanistan named

Sapper Adam Moralee was injured in Camp Bastion while preparing equipment for redeployment out of Afghanistan

A British soldier who died after he was fatally injured in Camp Bastion, Afghanistan, has been named as Sapper Adam Moralee.

The 23-year-old, from 32 Engineer Regiment, died on Wednesday after he was injured preparing equipment for redeployment out of Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence said.

In a statement issued through the MoD, the family of the soldier, who also leaves behind a fiancee, described him as “full of life and always the joker of the family”.

Sapper Moralee was deployed to Afghanistan in September as a section sapper in the Close Support Engineer Squadron of the Task Force Helmand Engineer Regiment Group, working throughout the area of operations in Helmand province, southern Afghanistan, the MoD said.

He was working with his section in Camp Bastion on Wednesday when he was fatally injured.

Sapper Moralee, from Newcastle-upon-Tyne, leaves behind parents, Lynn and Darren, and fiancee, Emma.

In a statement, his family said: “Adam was a loving son, fiance and friend who touched everyone’s hearts that came into contact with him.

“His passion for cars and anything with an engine made him a true petrol head through and through.

“As a son he was full of life and always the joker of the family who never took anything too seriously. He loved his job and the friends he made from his time in the Army, and he would never have swapped those experiences for the world.

“He treated his fiancee, Emma, like his princess and the love they shared was clear to all of those who were lucky enough to see it.

“To be his wife would have made Emma feel like the luckiest girl in the world and they were each others’ one true love and soul mates.

“Adam touched the hearts of all of us who were lucky to know him and not a day will go by where he is not in our thoughts and hearts. He will be sorely missed by family and friends and forever loved by all. Rest in peace son!”

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