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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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

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