Ldr Paddy Marshall
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is with very deep regret that the Ministry of Defence
can confirm the death of Squadron Leader Patrick Brian Marshall,
Royal Air Force, following
the loss of an RAF C-130K Hercules aircraft over Iraq
on 30 January 2005. Aged 39 and divorced, he was a staff
officer serving with Headquarters Strike Command, High
Wycombe, and was on temporary detachment to Iraq as
a liaison officer.
joined the Royal Air Force in June 1990 as a pilot,
serving 11 operational tours on the Tornado GR. He was
awarded a General Service Medal for Air operations in
Iraq, an Operational Service Medal for Operation Telic
and the NATO Medal for operations in the former Yugoslavia.
His last job was as a Staff Officer at Headquarters
Strike Command, Royal Air Force High Wycombe, where
he was part of a team responsible for coordinating Royal
Air Force support operations.
he thoroughly enjoyed his staff tours, he was eagerly
looking forward to returning to his greatest passion:
flying. He was a highly regarded and talented operational
pilot. During his time at Royal Air Force High Wycombe
he lived in the local area and had recently announced
that he was engaged to be married. Patrick was a well
liked and spirited officer with many friends throughout
the headquarters and the wider military community. He
will be sorely missed by all those that knew him.
media are asked to respect the family's privacy at this
very difficult time.
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