Airman dies in Cyprus en route from operations in Afghanistan

Ministry of Defence said:
It is with sadness that the Ministry of Defence must announce that an airman from 1 Squadron Royal Air Force Regiment died in Cyprus yesterday, Sunday 7 November, while returning from operational service in Afghanistan.

Awful news, just when his NOK thought him safe.... tragic. RIP
It doesn't get any more unfair than that.............RIP mate.
Heard this morning that he was hit by a speed boat whilst swimming. Someone is going to get some incoming.

RIP Rock.
This from the Regimental Secretary today:

"SAC Scott HUGHES of 1 Sqn RAF Regt was very seriously injured in a water sport-related accident while undergoing unit 'decompression' in Cyprus, following its operational tour at Camp Bastion in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Sadly, he later died of his injuries on Sun 7 Nov 10. He was 20 years old. The repatriation to RAF Lynham will likely take place on Tue 16 Nov 10 (to be confirmed) and the funeral details will be announced at a later date."
Sad news and a terrible loss for the unit and family, especially so, given the circumstances. As has already been said, life is so unfair. RIP
There is never a good time to die, but some times are far more unfair than others. My condolences to family and friends who thought the dangers were over only to be tragically reminded life can be fickle and that we can never really be 'safe'.


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