Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Welsh pilot killed in Tornado jet crash in the Moray Firth is laid to rest

Members of the public lined a city's streets as the funeral of an "exceptionally talented" RAF airman took place.

Flight Lieutenant Hywel Poole, 28, died in hospital after a mid-air collision between two Tornado jets on a training exercise over the Moray Firth on July 3.

Flt Lt Poole, known as "H", had been training on the Tornado GR4 since November last year.

A private funeral service took place at the cathedral in his home city of Bangor, North Wales.

The coffin, covered with the Union flag and a wreath of poppies, was carried into the cathedral by colleagues from 15 Squadron. Other personnel from RAF Lossiemouth formed a guard of honour as it was taken inside.

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