29 Nov '12, 3pm

RAF personnel attend funeral of Sir Rex Hunt

Others attending included Air Commodore (Ret'd) Dempster Anderson representing RAF Regiment veterans and Group Captain Gary Bunkell, Inspector RAuxAF, representing the Honorary Inspector General. Members of the RAF Regiment formed part of the coffin-bearing party and assisted both in the church and at the graveside. Falklands veterans, ex-Royal Marines and members of the Parachute Regiment donned their green and maroon berets to form a guard of honour for the coffin as it entered the church. The coffin left the church to the tune of the RAF March and Sir Rex was buried with the Falkland Islands flag on his coffin. Squadron Leader Jeff Metcalfe, Officer Commanding No 609 (West Riding) Squadron, said: "No 2 Force Protection Wing were honoured to be asked to perform this solemn duty for Sir Rex Hunt and his family. The personnel were drawn from 34 Squadron RAF Regiment and 60...

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