Sergeant Rachel Fisk who died in parachuting accident at RAF Weston on the Green DATE SENT 140921 CREDIT RAF HANDOUT
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Tributes Paid To 'Selfless' RAF Sergeant Who Died In Parachuting Accident

Sergeant Rachel Fisk was described by one RAF colleague as "a natural and conscientious instructor and a role model for her students".

Sergeant Rachel Fisk who died in parachuting accident at RAF Weston on the Green DATE SENT 140921 CREDIT RAF HANDOUT

Tributes have been paid to a "bubbly" RAF Sergeant with "masses of potential" who died in a parachuting accident at RAF Weston on the Green earlier this month.

Sergeant Rachel Fisk, born in Nuneaton in 1989 and from a military family, was described by her loved ones as someone who "lived her life with joy and thoughtfulness for others and loved the career she had chosen".

"Rachel will be missed by so many," her family added.

Sgt Fisk joined the RAF as a Physical Training Instructor in 2011 and initially served at RAF Wittering and RAF College Cranwell.

In 2016, she was selected for instructional duties at the No1 Parachute Training School at RAF Brize Norton where she learnt how to instruct and deliver parachute training for the Armed Forces.

Last year, she moved to deliver Joint Service Adventurous Training at RAF Weston on the Green in Oxfordshire.

'Brought life, enjoyment and fun to all'

RAF colleagues of Sgt Fisk have also paid tribute to the 32-year-old.

Flight Sergeant Dylan Bartle said: "Rachel brought personality to the team and was one of the most selfless individuals you could meet, constantly volunteering for tasks to allow her colleagues to spend more time with their families.

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Sgt Fisk was selected for instructional duties at the No1 Parachute Training School at RAF Brize Norton in 2016.

"Able to transfer her bubbly personality to her students, she consistently gave them the assurance and confidence required to complete that nervous task of jumping out of an aircraft."

Flight Lieutenant Nathan Ellis, Officer Commanding the Joint Parachute Centre, said Sgt Fisk "brought life, enjoyment and fun to all – her love for the job was infectious and she created a bond with everyone she worked with".

"She was a natural and conscientious instructor and a role model for her students," he continued.

"Curious and diligent in her work, she was never afraid to tackle research or planning, seeking out information to make sense of any task. Whilst she was early into her parachuting career, she had masses of potential."

Squadron Leader Helen Simpson, Officer Commanding Robson Resilience Centre at RAF Weston on the Green, said: "Rachel never failed to impress with her skydiving ability and it was very clear she would go far – but it is her personality, her humour and her huge heart that will be sorely missed by all of us at Weston on the Green."