|Quoting GDB (Reply 3):|
This was a special forces flight aircraft, operating at low level.
So where did the special forces personel go to? The low level flying was a normal operational decision which has now been moved up to something thats decided by the pilots during the flight.
The following were named as being on the aircraft at the time:
Flt Lt David Stead - Crew
Flt Lt Andrew Smith - Crew
Flt Lt Paul Pardoel - Crew
Master Engineer Gary Nicholson - Crew
Chief Technician Richard Brown - Crew
Flt Sgt Mark Gibson - Crew
Sgt Robert O'Connor - Crew
Cpl David Williams - Crew
Sqn Ldr Patrick Marshall - Liason officer, passenger
Acting L/Cpl Steven Jones - Royal Signals, passenger
I live just down the road from Lyneham, so this struck a particular cord with me.
Thoughts go out to these men and their families.