Flt Lt Geraint Roberts


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It is with great sadness that the Ministry of Defence must confirm the death of Flight Lieutenant Geraint ‘Roly’ Roberts, of 230 Squadron Royal Air Force, who died in Afghanistan on Sunday 11 October 2015 following a helicopter crash in Kabul. He was a member of the Puma helicopter force based at RAF Benson in Oxfordshire.

Flight Lieutenant Geraint Roberts, from North Wales was 44 and joined the RAF in 1988. After a short period as an air traffic controller, he transferred to undertake training as non-commissioned aircrew. Once his initial training was complete, Geraint became an air loadmaster on the Chinook aircraft before eventually qualifying as an instructor.

He subsequently undertook initial officer training and was posted to RAF Benson as the Crewman Leader for 230 Squadron. He has served in Bosnia, the Falkland Islands, Iraq and Afghanistan. Married with 2 children, Geraint was a charismatic professional who will be sadly missed by all.


Added by: Courtesy of the Daily Telegraph on 14th October 2015.

 

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