Acting Sergeant Nathan Tiller CREDIT RAF

RAF remembers Acting Sergeant Nathan Tiller after engineering technician's death

The RAF said he had been deployed in Cyprus in support of Operation Shader at the time of his death.

Acting Sergeant Nathan Tiller CREDIT RAF

The Royal Air Force has released its tributes to the life of Acting Sergeant Nathan Tiller, who died earlier this month.

The Air Engineering Technician had been serving with 903 Expeditionary Air Wing when he passed away on 4 December from natural causes in Limassol, Cyprus.

The RAF said Acting Sergeant Tiller had been deployed in support of Operation Shader at the time of his death.

The engineering technician joined the RAF in 2010 and his operational deployments included several spells in Afghanistan.

Wing Commander Dutch Holland, Commanding Officer, 903 Expeditionary Air Wing, said he was "deeply saddened" by Acting Sergeant Tiller's death, remembering him as possessing "excellent leadership, professionalism and technical expertise".

Group Captain Emily Flynn, Station Commander, RAF Brize Norton, said: "Acting Sergeant Nathan Tiller was a talented engineer and stalwart member of 70 Squadron. His passing will be felt widely by all those at RAF Brize Norton who knew him."

Group Captain Simon Blackwell, Commander Air Wing, RAF Brize Norton, remembered Acting Sergeant Tiller as a "proud and professional engineer who played a significant role in the lives of those on 70 Squadron, and across the Air Mobility Wing".

"He was a true gentleman, and a great friend to many, and his passing leaves a void in the lives of those left behind," Gp Capt Blackwell added.

Wing Commander Calvin Bailey, Officer Commanding 70 Squadron, RAF Brize Norton, said: "Nathan was a dedicated and valued member of 70 Squadron whose witty and human approach earned him the utmost respect from all of us on the squadron.

"Nathan was a paternal figure to many, leading by example as both a proud father and a highly professional and respected engineer.

"Fair winds and clear skies, our dear friend and esteemed colleague."