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RAF Leeming personnel honoured at service
12:03pm Friday 6th September 2013 in News
THE family, friends and colleagues of RAF personnel who died in the service of 90 Signal Unit have been honoured at a service of remembrance.
The annual event provides the opportunity for families and colleagues of RAF Leeming-based unit personnel who have died, to meet and remember.
The parents and sister of Corporal David Jones, who died of stomach cancer in August 2010, aged 31, stood in silence at the National Memorial Aboretum, in Staffordshire, as the names of all personnel on the unit’s memorial were read out.
Cpl Jones’s father, Brian, said: “This event is very important to us, although Davy’s loss never gets any easier.
“The day is well worth the long journey – it’s comforting to us that Davy will always be remembered.”
Commanding Officer, Group Captain Chris Moore said: “90 Signals Unit is all one big family and in times of hardship and loss we come together in sympathy and support.
“We all have tremendously busy lives with personnel serving in Afghanistan and elsewhere, but we have to find the time to reflect on where we have come from and the sacrifices others have made.
“We want to make sure we provide the appropriate care and concern for everyone involved with the unit – not just those who serve, but also the families who support us.”
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