Wife of Red Arrows pilot Jon Egging pays tribute to supporters on anniversary of his death

Flt Lt Jon Egging
Flt Lt Jon Egging

THE wife of a Red Arrows pilot has thanked everyone who has supported her on the one-year anniversary of his death.

Today (Monday) marks a year since Flt Lt Jon Egging, 33, died when the Red Arrows plane he was flying crashed shortly after a display at the Bournemouth Air Festival.

His widow Dr Emma Egging who set up a trust in his memory, along with other family and friends want to extend their thanks for the kindness that has been shown over the past year.

She said: “Jon will always be in our hearts and sorely missed. Please help us take Jon’s positive ethos for life forward by supporting the work of the Jon Egging Trust which was set up in his memory.”

Sqn Ldr Jim Turner said on behalf of the Red Arrows team: “A year ago today, our friend and team mate Jon Egging tragically lost his life at Bournemouth Air Festival.

“Our thoughts and prayers remain with Jon’s family on the first anniversary of his death.”

The Red Arrows are due to display at this year’s Bournemouth Air Festival, which will take place between August 30 and September 1.

A memorial will also be unveiled in Bournemouth at the end of August, which Dr Egging will attend.