A SOLDIER killed in Afghanistan is to be repatriated to Oxfordshire on Thursday.

Sapper Adam Moralee, from 32 Engineer Regiment, was fatally injured on Wednesday while working on engineer plant equipment in Camp Bastion.

The aircraft carrying the body of the 23-year-old, who came from Newcastle, is set to arrive at RAF Brize Norton at 1pm, with the ceremony taking place at 2.30pm.

The cortege is expected to leave the base at about 3.45pm to arrive at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford at 4.45pm.