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It seems there was a fatality at the Icarus X yesterday. Such a tragedy. I was watching avidly as two friends were competing in this fantastic event.

Words fail when these incidents occur during a celebration of our sport and my thoughts are with the family, who are pivotal in their support of us with slightly odd and potentially dangerous pastimes. 



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EATON. Jules,

Gp Capt J G (Jules) EATON MBE MA MBA BSc RAF Regt (Retd), born 1962, died in a paramotoring accident in South Devon on Saturday 22 Jun 19. Commissioned in 1980, he served variously in Northern Ireland, Cyprus, Bosnia, Kuwait, Iraq, the Congo and Afghanistan, during which he commanded 34 Sqn RAF Regt and HQ 4 FP Wg. More recent appointments included the Military Strategic Planning Team - Libya; NATO Reaction Force (Air) Staff, Kalkar, as a NATO and European Policy planning officer; MODUK, as Senior British Planning Officer, Strategic Plans Branch, HQ ISAF Kabul and a secondment to Westminster Abbey for 6-months as a Protocol Officer for the Wedding of Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. He retired on medical grounds in 2012. He was a Steward at Westminster Abbey from 2006 until his death. On current plans, there will be a private family funeral in the coming weeks, followed by a Memorial Service at a later date. The Corps and the Association extends their sincere condolences to his wife, Donna, and son Tom at this sad time. [NatSec- 23/06/19 - MH]

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