RAF airman who died in collision with lorry on A47 has inquest fixed

Tom Pattison

Tom Pattison - Credit: Archant

An inquest is ready to be held into the death of an RAF airman who lost his life riding a motorcycle on the A47 near Scarning.

Senior Aircraftman Tom Pattison, from the Swaffham area, had fought for his country and was 26-years-old when he collided with a lorry just over a year ago.

He had been riding on a stretch of the A47 at Wendling at around 9.30am on April 4 when the incident occurred, and the road was closed for several hours as investigations took place.

Mr Pattison had been a serving member of the RAF Regiment based at RAF Honington, in Suffolk.

The Ministry of Defence confirmed his death in a statement and said his death was a 'huge loss'.


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At a pre-inquest review into his death, senior coroner Jacqueline Lake said the case was now ready for inquest, and she fixed a date for it to be heard.

Details of the circumstances that led to his death will be heard at Norfolk Coroner's Court on June 30 of this year.

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