RAF avalanche victim named

One of three people killed in an avalanche in the Scottish Highlands yesterday has been named by Northern Constabulary as Rimon Than, 33, a squadron leader based at RAF Valley on Anglesey.

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RAF Valley pays tribute to Sqn Ldr Rimon Than

Sqn Ldr Rimon Than was the Senior Medical Officer at RAF Valley and was a fine, dedicated officer and doctor. He was passionate about mountaineering and his death is a tragedy. He was well respected and popular and will be sorely missed by all personnel at RAF Valley. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time.

– Group Captain Adrian Hill, Station Commander, RAF Valley

I had the honour of working with Sqn Ldr Rimon Than. He was an approachable and lovable character always willing to listen and offer advice when needed, always promoting the team ethos.

Through his relaxed, intelligent and calming influence he commanded the respect of his section and led through example of enjoying every opportunity the service has to offer.

– Sgt Stuart Hague, Practice Manager, RAF Valley Station Medical Centre


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