SAC Scott Hughes


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Senior Aircraftman Scott Hughes, 20, from Y Felinheli, Gwynedd served with 1 Squadron Royal Air Force Regiment. The Ministry of Defence said he died after being hit by a power boat operated by the Military Training Wing at the Cyprus Sovereign Base Area. He had been due to return home after a tour of Afghanistan but was on a stop-over at the base.
Senior Aircraftman Hughes died on Sunday 7th November 2010, following the incident on Friday 5th November, as his unit was undertaking decompression duties. He was due to return home on Saturday 6th November.

Defence secretary Dr Liam Fox said: "I was deeply saddened to hear of the death of Senior Aircraftman Hughes in a tragic accident in Cyprus.
"He was returning home from what I understand to be a highly successful tour in Afghanistan, where he demonstrated to his colleagues and senior officers utter professionalism, courage and natural ability for his role as gunner.
"My thoughts go to his family and friends at this extremely sad time."

Wing Commander Paul Weaver Smith, Officer Commanding 4 Royal Air Force Force Protection Wing said Senior Aircraftman Hughes was a "highly respected and utterly professional young man with a very promising career ahead of him.”

He added: "His tragic death has hit the Wing hard; our thoughts and prayers are with his family in this very difficult time."
Squadron Leader David Crook, Officer Commanding 1 Squadron Royal Air Force Regiment, said he had spent his last six months risking his life to "protect and save others".

Added by: Courtesy of the Daily Telegraph on 11th November 2010.

 

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