Red Arrows Pilot Memorial

It's been just over a year since the death of Red Arrows pilot Jon Egging. Today a memorial was officially unveiled in his name.

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Mural commemorating Red Arrows pilot Jon Egging

Large-scale mural commemorating Flight Lieutenant Jon Egging
Large-scale mural commemorating Flight Lieutenant Jon Egging Credit: Arts University College at Bournemouth

A large-scale mural commemorating Flight Lieutenant Jon Egging, is due to go on display in Bournemouth.

The 20ft wide image shows the Red Arrows in flight alongside a picture of Flight Lieutenant Jon Egging.

Flight Lieutenant Jon Egging
Flight Lieutenant Jon Egging Credit: ITV Central

The Red Arrows pilot, who lived in Rutland and was based at RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire, died when his plane crashed during the Bournemouth Air Festival last year.

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Memorial to Flight Lieutenant Jon Egging of the Red Arrows

Memorial to Flight Lieutenant Jon Egging of the Red Arrows
Memorial to Flight Lieutenant Jon Egging of the Red Arrows Credit: ITV Meridian
Flight Lieutenant Jon Egging's wife Dr Emma Higgin (centre)
Flight Lieutenant Jon Egging's wife Dr Emma Higgin (centre) Credit: ITV Meridian

Just over a year ago, Red Arrows pilot Jon Egging died when his plane crashed at the Bournemouth Air Festival, last August.

Today a memorial was officially opened in his name.

His wife Dr Emma Higgin was among those who attended the opening of the official memorial.

Jon Egging's family and friends pay tribute one year on from his death

"Jon will always be in our hearts and sorely missed. Please help us take Jon's positive ethos for life forward by supporting the work of the Jon Egging Trust which was set up in his memory."

– Dr Emma Egging, wife

“A year ago today, our friend and team mate Jon egging tragically lost his life at Bournemouth Air Festival. Our thoughts and prayers remain with Jon’s family on the first anniversary of his death."

– Squadron Leader Jim Turner, on behalf of the Team