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Posted on Thursday 5th July

Three RAF personnel involved in the Tornado incident in the Moray Firth area of Scotland on Tuesday have now been named.

It was confirmed yesterday that one crew member has died and two remain missing, after the incident on Tuesday afternoon involving two Tornado GR4 aircraft from RAF Lossiemouth.

Philip Hammond, the Defence Secretary, announced the details in the House of Commons today with the following statement:

'I am sure the House will wish to join me in paying tribute to the crew from XV (Reserve) Squadron, based at RAF Lossiemouth, who were involved in the Tornado GR4 aircraft incident on Tuesday: Flight Lieutenant Hywel Poole who was killed, and Squadron Leader Samuel Bailey and Flight Lieutenant Adam Sanders who are still missing and must be presumed dead.

'My thoughts - and, I am sure, those of the entire House - are with their loved ones at this difficult time, and with the fourth member of the squadron involved in the incident, who is currently in a serious but stable condition in hospital.'

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