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Wing Commander Jonathon Moreton spoke warmly of Squadron Leader Samuel Bailey who is missing presumed dead.
He also paid tribute to Flight Lieutenant Adam Sanders who is still missing after Tuesday's crash.
The RAF has paid tribute to a Tornado pilot killed in a crash off the coast of Scotland earlier this week.
Wing Commander Jonathon Moreton described Flight Lieutenant Hywel Poole as a "capable and confident pilot" with an "infectious personality".
Two Tornado crewmen are still missing but are presumed to have died in Tuesday's crash.
The sole survivor of the accident remains in a serious but stable condition in hospital.
Defence Secretary Philip Hammond has paid tribute to three Tornado jet crew lost in a crash in the Moray Firth earlier this week.
He told MPs: "My thoughts - and, I am sure, those of the entire House - are with their loved ones at this difficult time, and with the fourth member of the squadron involved in the incident, who is currently in a serious but stable condition in hospital."
Defence Secretary Philip Hammond has named the pilot killed in Tuesday's Tornado crash as Flight Lieutenant Hywel Poole.
Squadron Leader Samuel Bailey and Flight Lieutenant Adam Sanders are still missing presumed dead.
A search and recovery operation will resume today as two Tornado jet crew remained missing after the planes came down off the coast of Scotland.
One member of air crew has died, two others remain missing and a fourth is in a serious but stable condition in hospital.
ITV News has been told that the squadrons have been working over-time and are having to cancel leave as they embark on back to back tours to Afghanistan and Libya.
The combination of stress and fatigue is potentially dangerous for those in charge of powerful fighter jets.
The causes of the crash are to be fully investigated in due course.
A vessel has gone out to the crash site to locate the wreckage ahead of a salvage operation.
Families and friends of Tornado victims laid flowers at RAF Lossiemouth in Scotland where the Tornado squadrons are based
RAF Personnel view the Tornado plane wreckage, which is covered by a tarpaulin on a pontoon at Buckie Lifeboat station, after it was brought ashore last night.
Two Tornados jets crashed off the north-east coast of Scotland yesterday.
One member of air crew has died and two others remain unaccounted for after two Tornado jets crashed off the coast of Scotland yesterday.
First Minister Alex Salmond said:
"This is tragic news and my sincere sympathy is with those loved ones who have been bereaved, and indeed all those affected.
RAF Lossiemouth is at the heart of the community in Moray and I know how deeply and painfully this will touch not just the personnel and families directly connected with the base, but the whole region.
The rescue services have worked incredibly hard in the hope of a different outcome and the Scottish Government remains ready to help in any way we can with the next phase of this operation."