Funeral for Bangor pilot

The funeral for Flight Lieutenant Hywel Tomos Poole, one of the crew killed in the crash of two Tornados in Scotland on July 3rd, will take place today.

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Tributes paid to Bangor pilot killed in RAF tornado crash

The funeral of Flight Lieutenant Hywel Tomos Poole was held in Bangor today.

The 28-year-old was one of the crew killed when two Tornados crashed in Scotland in early July. Flight Lieutenant Hywel Tomos Poole was rescued from the Moray Firth but died of his injuries.

Today, tributes were paid to Flight Lieutenant Hywel Tomos Poole who was described as a 'very, very talented pilot'.

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Funeral held for Bangor RAF pilot

Flight Lieutenant Hywel Tomos Poole was born in Bangor and went to school in the area Credit: ITV News Wales

The funeral of Flight Lieutenant Hywel Tomos Poole will be held today.

The 28-year-old was one of the crew killed when two Tornados crashed in Scotland in early July. Flight Lieutenant Hywel Tomos Poole was rescued from the Moray Firth but died of his injuries.

Today he will be remembered at a ceremony in Bangor Cathedral.

RAF officer had 'a natural talent' for flying the Tornado

The Commanding Officer of the Tornado squadron from where an officer from Bangor died has described him as a very capable and confident pilot. Wing Commander Jonathon Moreton said that Flight Lieutenant Hywel Poole had an outgoing personality and was universally liked by his colleagues.

Displaying a natural talent for flying the Tornado, he quickly established himself on the Squadron as a very capable and confident pilot, which coupled with his keen sense of humour and engaging character made him a very popular student on the Squadron.

Outside the Squadron, he dedicated much of his personal time to others: he mentored other Station personnel who aspired to gain a commission and would always volunteer to raise money for Station charities, including Help for Heroes.

An infectious personality, always cheerful, friendly and immensely likeable, Hywel will be greatly missed by all.

– Wing Commander Jonathon Moreton, Officer Commanding XV(Reserve) Squadron

Bangor RAF Officer killed in Tornado crash in Scotland

Flight Lieutenant Hywel Tomos Poole died following the crash over the Moray Firth Credit: MOD

One of the crew killed in the crash of two Tornados in Scotland has been named as Flight Lieutenant Hywel Tomos Poole from Bangor. The 28-year-old was rescued from the Moray Firth on Tuesday but later died.

The Defence Secretary announced that Squadron Leader Samuel Bailey and Flight Lieutenant Adam Sanders, who were also on board the plane, are still missing and he said must now be presumed dead.

Flight Lieutenant Hywel Tomos Poole was born in Bangor and went to school in the area. He was a member of the University Air Squadron whilst studying at Southampton University and joined the RAF after graduating. He conducted RAF Officer Training in 2006.

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