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Ryan Tomlin

Ryan Tomlin

(1990 – 2012)

  • always in our hearts, missing you, our shining star xxxx
    Lit by Diane Tomlin
  • rest easy, soldier, a true hero xxxx
    Given by Diane Tomlin
  • Given by Vicki Clews
  • One of many brave soldiers. Sweet dreams x x
    Lit by Vicki Clews
  • Sleep tight little brolove and miss you millions little bro sleep tight brave hero xxxx
    Lit by Anon ymous
  • Sweet dreams, Ryan xo
    Lit by Trudi Russell
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Ryan Tomlin

Ryan Tomlin
(1990 – 2012)

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Ryan Tomlin

(1990 – 2012)
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About Ryan
This is an online tribute dedicated to Ryan Tomlin. Senior Aircraftman Ryan Tomlin, from 2 Squadron Royal Air Force Regiment, was tragically killed in Afghanistan on Monday 13 February 2012.
Senior Aircraftman Ryan Tomlin was taking part in a partnered patrol to reassure and interact with the local population in the western Dashte area on the edge of Nad 'Ali district in central Helmand province when he was fatally wounded by small arms fire from an insurgent attack. He was evacuated by air to the field hospital at Camp Bastion where sadly he succumbed to his wounds.
Senior Aircraftman Ryan Tomlin, aged 21, from Hemel Hempstead, was born on 29 May 1990. He joined the Royal Air Force in October 2008, completing
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his Trainee Gunners Course in April 2009 before moving on to the Phase One Field Gunners Course. He was selected to join 2 Squadron Royal Air Force Regiment, based at RAF Honington, in June 2009.
He arrived at an incredibly busy time for the squadron and launched straight into Afghanistan pre-deployment training. Senior Aircraftman Ryan Tomlin completed his first tour in Afghanistan in 2010 as a specialist driver on a Rifle Flight (the RAF Regiment equivalent of a platoon), defending Kandahar Airfield. After returning from this successful deployment, he showed promise and the desire to develop new skills.
He deployed on a second tour to Afghanistan with No 3 RAF Force Protection Wing at Camp Bastion in
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October 2011. From the start of the tour, he and his section supported squadron operations out on the ground around Bastion with great skill and determination, often deploying for several days at a time through the harsh Helmand winter.
A highly professional and skilful gunner who achieved all he set out to do in his three years in the Royal Air Force Regiment, Senior Aircraftman Tomlin became one of the rising stars of his squadron and regiment, and showed great potential for what promised to be the brightest of futures.
He leaves behind his mother and father, Diane and Kevin, and a sister, Michelle. The thoughts of all in 2 Squadron and No 3 RAF Force Protection Wing are with them at this most difficult
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of times.
The family of Senior Aircraftman Tomlin said:
"Ryan loved and lived life to the full. He gave his life at a very young age doing the job he loved. Ryan will be sorely missed by his family and friends and everyone who loved him. We will remember his cheeky grin and great sense of humour. Ryan will be forever young and never forgotten. Our true hero and shining star."
This is an online memorial created to honour the life of Ryan who died a hero. May he rest in peace.
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Kindly lit by
Diane Tomlin
on 4th Jul 2015
They wrote:
always in our hearts, missing you, our shining star xxxx
Kindly given by
Diane Tomlin
on 4th Jul 2015
They wrote:
rest easy, soldier, a true hero xxxx
Kindly given by
Vicki Clews
on 4th Jul 2015
Kindly lit by
Vicki Clews
on 4th Jul 2015
They wrote:
One of many brave soldiers. Sweet dreams x x
Kindly lit by
Anon ymous
on 4th Jul 2015
They wrote:
Sleep tight little brolove and miss you millions little bro sleep tight brave hero xxxx
Kindly lit by
Trudi Russell
on 4th Jul 2015
They wrote:
Sweet dreams, Ryan xo
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Ryan Tomlin

This is an online tribute dedicated to Ryan Tomlin. Senior Aircraftman Ryan Tomlin, from 2 Squadron Royal Air Force Regiment, was tragically killed in Afghanistan on Monday 13 February 2012.
Senior Aircraftman Ryan Tomlin was taking part in a partnered patrol to reassure and interact with the local population in the western Dashte area on the edge of Nad 'Ali district in central Helmand province when he was fatally wounded by small arms fire from an insurgent attack. He was evacuated by air to the field hospital at Camp Bastion where sadly he succumbed to his wounds.
Senior Aircraftman Ryan Tomlin, aged 21, from Hemel Hempstead, was born on 29 May 1990. He joined the Royal Air Force in October 2008, completing...

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