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Colleagues paid tribute to Flight Lieutenant Fran Capps, one of three RAF personnel killed by an avalanche in the Scottish Highlands on Thursday. The 32-year-old, originally from Dulverton, Somerset, had been in the RAF for 12 years.
One of three people killed in an avalanche in the Scottish Highlands on Thursday was named by the Ministry of Defence as Flight Lieutenant Fran Capps, 32.
Tributes have been paid to RAF Squadron Leader Rimon Than who was killed in an avalanche in the Scottish Highlands yesterday.
Sqn Ldr Andy Grieve, a deputy senior medical officer at RAF Valley, described Sqn Ldr Than - who joined as a medical cadet in 2001 - as a "dear friend".
One of three people killed in an avalanche in the Scottish Highlands yesterday was an RAF squadron leader, Northern Constabulary has said.
Rimon Than, 33, who was based at RAF Valley, North Wales, was killed in the incident in the Cairngorms.
The three were airlifted from the Chalamain Gap area to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary shortly after 12.30pm yesterday.
The avalanche struck as two groups of six climbers made their way up opposite sides of a gorge.
One group was part of a Glenmore Lodge organised winter skills training course and the second was off-duty RAF personnel.
Two of the three people killed in an avalanche in the Cairngorms were RAF personnel.
Northern Constabulary are still attempting to trace all next of kin and said that until this has been done there will be no further information issued.
Three people have now died after the avalanche in Scotland's Cairngorm Mountains.
A third person has died following an avalanche in the Scottish Highlands, the Northern Constabulary said.
The man was airlifted from the Chalamain Gap area of the Cairngorms to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary where he died as a result of his injuries, police said.