Captain Walter Reid Barrie

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Captain Walter Reid Barrie

Captain Walter Reid Barrie from 1st Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland (1 SCOTS)

Killed in Afghanistan on Sunday 11 November 2012, Captain Barrie was taking part in a football match between British soldiers and members of the Afghan National Army at Forward Operating Base Shawqat in the Nad ‘Ali district of Helmand province when he was shot at close range by a member of the Afghan Army. He was fatally injured in the attack.
Captain Barrie was born on 5 February 1971 in Glasgow. He joined 1st Battalion The Royal Highland Fusiliers on 26 October 1987.
During his 25 years Colour Service he served on operations in Iraq (on both Operation GRANBY and Operation TELIC), Bosnia, Kosovo and Northern Ireland, as well as completing a tour of Afghanistan in 2008.
Walter was a fun loving Jock and after talking to his sister about him for hours this is the portrait I completed for her.

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