The Ministry of Defence have confirmed the death of Corporal Steven Wainwright after being involved in a car crash at the Akrotiri Sovereign Base Area in Cyprus.
Group Captain Andrew Dickens OBE, Commanding Officer 903 Expeditionary Air Wing said in a statement:
“Our deepest condolences go to Cpl Steven Wainwright’s family and friends at what is a terrible, tragic time. He was a popular member of No. 6 Squadron, who are currently deployed as part of 903 Expeditionary Air Wing based at RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus. As a highly skilled aircraft technician, Cpl Wainwright was making a key contribution to Operation Shader in ensuring Typhoon aircraft could complete the challenging mission against Daesh. Cpl Wainwright was a dedicated professional who had served his country with distinction. All our thoughts are now with Cpl Wainwright’s family, friends and colleagues as they come to terms with his tragic death”.