SAC Scott Hughes, Number 1 Squadron, RAF Regiment

November 7, 2017

 

 

Remembering the Fallen: on this day in 2010, SAC Scott Hughes, Number 1 Squadron, RAF Regiment, died in Cyprus from injuries received two days earlier in an accident which occurred as his unit was undertaking decompression activities during their return from operations in Afghanistan. He was was struck, while swimming, by a power boat operated by the Military Training Wing, British Forces Cyprus.  He was due to return home to the U.K. the following day.  SAC Hughes joined the RAF in January 2009 as a Gunner in the RAF Regiment, graduated from basic training in June, and achieved top student on a squadron mortar cadre in November.  In Afghanistan he was employed as top cover on the lead patrol vehicle as well as a signaller on the Medical Emergency Response Team helicopter.  From the MoD fatalities notice: “His calm professionalism and willingness to be involved at all times bore testament to his courage, determination and dedication to duty. On completion of his tour in Afghanistan, SAC Hughes planned to remain in 1 Squadron RAF Regiment, putting his name forward for selection as a squadron sniper. He also intended to complete the pre-parachute selection course with a view to eventually serving with the UK Special Forces Support Group. The Regiment has lost a dedicated young man with a very promising future ahead of him.”  Scott, from North Wales, was 20 years old.

 

 

 

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