Family, friends and colleagues have paid tribute to a much-loved RAF man who died in a motorbike crash last week.
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.
The 24-year-old, who was riding the motorbike, has now been named by police as Senior Aircraftman Sean Wall. Sean was a member of the 5001 Squadron at Royal Air Force Wittering.
His family said he was an ‘amazing son, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend’.
In a statement, his family said: “Sean touched so many people with his kindness, sense of humour, and his constant smile could light up any room.
“We are broken hearted and our world will never be the same without Sean.
“A light has gone out in our hearts but we know wherever Sean is he will be shining.
“Sean will be forever missed by everyone who knew him. Sleep tight Sean, we love you always.”
Close friend Aydn Walster posted on social media saying they were out on their motorbikes when Sean was involved in a head on collision with a car.
He said: “Mate this is without a doubt the hardest thing I’ve had to accept in 26 years.
“I’ve been trying to find words to describe or put into context how I feel but there’s just nothing I know what to say.
“You were like a brother to me. Literally my right arm. To the point where Kirsty had said I was more your husband than. hers and you spend more time with me than she does.
“We’ve made so many amazing memories together mate and I know you’re flying high above right now smiling down on everyone that loves you. You made a massive impact on so many people’s lives.”
A post in the Fill Your Boots RAF Facebook group about his death prompted over 100 comments about how liked and respect Sean was by so many people.
A few family members posted tributes in the comments, including his mother Sam Wall, who said: “Thank you to everyone who has spoken so highly of my son. Our families world will never be the same. I still do not understand why he was taken. It hurts to breath right now. I miss him more than I can explain. Thank you all again.”
Danielle Wall said: “Thank for everyone’s kind words, this is the hardest time of our lives and they will never be the same again. I love you so much Sean, I still don’t want to believe it. You are the best big little brother and uncle. Keep believing in unicorns.”
His grandmother Maria Armstrong added: “Thank you for all the lovely words and it’s lovely to know that he was liked and respected by so many. He has left a huge crater in our hearts and he can never be replaced and he will never ever be forgotten. We as a family thank you.
“My grandson made me so proud he was a terrific son a wonderful brother, uncle and friend who would always do whatever he could for anyone. Gone but never forgotten.”
A common theme in the comments is how Sean was always there to help other people, including from Emma Cassie who said: “He was a phenomenal lad, always there for his family and friends. He is missed so much already, see you round Sean until then rest easy.”