Friday, November 30, 2012

Funeral of British Army Captain Walter Barrie

The funeral of British Army Captain Walter Barrie, who was shot and killed by a rogue Afghan Army soldier on 11th November in Helmand province, was held at Glencorse Kirk in Penicuik, Midlothian, Scotland yesterday (29th November).

Captain Barrie's 15-year-old son Callum, described his dad as "caring, funny and kind" in a moving tribute at his funeral, where around 1,000 people gathered. During the tribute, Callum said: "Today I don't just say goodbye to an amazing father, but also a best friend. Thank you, dad, for all the memories."

Captain Barrie had served for 25 years, including tours of Iraq, Bosnia, Kosovo, Northern Ireland and Afghanistan in 2008. He was most recently deployed to Afghanistan in August this year.

Serving with The Royal Scots Borderers, 1st Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland (1 Scots), he had been mentoring a brigade of the Afghan National Army.

The service was followed by a private burial at Glencorse Cemetery.

Click here for full report and photo slide show at the Daily Record

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