Personnel from across the RAF came together to say farewell to Sqn Ldr Gaz Stevens, who was tragically killed in a motor cycle accident on Saturday 29 June.
His funeral was held at Telford Crematorium and was attended by hundreds of personnel from across the Service and the charities that he worked with. The service was live streamed across the world for people who served with Gaz but could not attend in person. The huge number of people who did manage to attend was testament to Gaz’s popularity amongst his colleagues.
After the service, family, colleagues and friends were invited to attend the WOs’ and Sgts’ Mess at Cosford. People travelled from far and wide to attend the service including his colleagues from RAF Brize Norton, which is where Gaz was serving on the Voyager Force. As a special tribute to Gaz a Voyager flypast from Brize Norton took place.
Stn Cdr, Gp Capt Tone Baker said:
“Gaz was loved by all who knew him, he lived and breathed the ethos and core values of the Royal Air Force with infectious enthusiasm, which meant that he touched every corner of the stn and as such his death will have an affect across the whole of our unit. He is a huge loss to the Royal Air Force but more importantly to his family and friends and our thoughts are with them at this sad time.”