The officer killed in a crash involving a Red Arrows jet in Wales has been named as Corporal Jonathan Bayliss by the Ministry of Defence.
Corporal Bayliss, who was 41, was killed when the Hawk T1 aircraft he was flying in crashed at RAF Valley in Wales on Tuesday afternoon (20th of March).
The pilot of the aircraft survived and remains in hospital.
Sergeant Will Allen, a close colleague of Corporal Jon Bayliss and the leader of the Red Arrows’ group of travelling support engineers, paid tribute to him, saying:
Squadron leader Richard Bland described Corporal Bayliss as "a top bloke with an infectious smile, cheeky grin and possessing a dry sense of humour that had the ability to fill a room with laughter. At the same time, Jon was the ultimate professional and embodiment of excellence."
Based at RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire, all Red Arrows pilots have flown operationally in frontline aircraft before joining the display team.
Police are investigating and a full service inquiry has started.
The RAF has asked anyone who saw the incident to send photographs to firstname.lastname@example.org in order to help with the investigation.