Red Arrows pay tribute to engineer killed in jet crash

The Red Arrows paid tribute to engineer Corporal Jonathan Bayliss who tragically died in a crash at RAF Valley this week.

As previously reported, Corporal Bayliss died when a Hawk T1 aircraft piloted by Red 3 crashed at RAF Valley at around 1.30pm on Tuesday, March 20.

The pilot of the aircraft, Flight Lt David Stark, managed to eject and was treated in hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

Team leader and Red One Squadron Leader Martin Pert paid tribute to the 41-year-old engineer as “not just an exceptional colleague and dedicated engineer, but also a leader and a friend to so many.”

He said the Red Arrows were overwhelmed with the sheer amount of condolences messages they received after Corporal Bayliss’ tragic death.