20 Dec 2010

Funeral for slain soldier on Tuesday

6:48 am on 20 December 2010

A full military funeral will be held on Tuesday for a New Zealander killed by friendly-fire while serving with the British Army in Afghanistan.

The body of Private Jack Howard, 23, arrived back in Wellington on Sunday, accompanied by his mother Anne Scott.

British paratroopers will form a firing party and act as pallbearers for Private Howard's casket at Wellington Cathedral.

New Zealand soldiers will also form a guard of honour.