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RAF colleagues pay tribute to young crash victim’s “warm character”

Colleagues of an RAF Senior Aircraftman who died in a motorbike crash last week have paid tribute to his “warm character and jovial nature”.

As previously reported, Lincolnshire Police were called to a crash involving a Kawasaki motorbike and an Audi A4 on the A15 North Road in Bourne at 2.23pm on Friday, June 21.

Sean Wall, 24, who was riding the motorbike, died at the scene. He was a member of the 5001 Squadron at Royal Air Force Wittering.

RAF Wittering said: “It is with great sadness that Royal Air Force Wittering has learned of the death of Senior Aircraftman (Technician) Sean Wall. SAC (T) Wall lost his life after a road traffic collision on the afternoon of Friday, June 21, 2019.

“A member of 5001 Squadron, SAC(T) Wall was popular with his service and civilian colleagues alike and his loss will be intensely felt by everyone who knew him.”

Tributes have been paid to Senior Aircraftman Sean Wall, who died in a crash on Friday, June 21. Photo: Fill Your Boots RAF Facebook page

“Warm character and jovial nature”

Three staff at RAF Wittering have since released tributes to their much-loved colleague who left a lasting impression on them all.

Warrant Officer Darren Thomas, Squadron Warrant Officer 5001 Squadron, added: “SAC(T) Wall was an excellent technician who loved to deploy on Operations; he was an integral part of our busy Sqn and RAF Family.

“His warm character and jovial nature effortlessly won him many, many friends. Always the first to volunteer to assist others, his smile and good humour naturally raised people’s spirits when they needed it most. Sean’s hugely positive influence will be deeply missed by all those with whom he worked, our thoughts are with those who were closest to him.”

Squadron Leader Gareth Davies, Officer Commanding 5001 Squadron, said: “Senior Aircraftman Wall was an extremely popular and valued member of 5001 Squadron.

“He was a skilled engineering technician who provided unwavering support to his friends and colleagues. He loved the comradeship and banter that comes with serving in the Royal Air Force and he will leave a lasting impression on all of us that had the privilege of working alongside him. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at such a sad time.”

Sean Wall, 24.

Group Captain Tony Keeling, Station Commander at RAF Wittering said: “It is a tragedy that anyone of such a young age should lose their life.

“All of us at RAF Wittering were shocked and deeply saddened to learn that Senior Aircraftman Sean Wall had died on Friday, and our immediate thoughts are for his family and friends.

“SAC Wall was well known and well liked at Royal Air Force Wittering and the whole Station must now come to terms with this sudden and unexpected loss.

Family tribute

Sean Wall with his mum Sam.

In a statement Sean’s family said he “touched so many people with his kindness, sense of humour, and his constant smile could light up any room”.