Colleagues hold memorial for dead airman

AIRMEN at a Suffolk airbase have held a memorial service for a 26-year-old colleague who collapsed and died during Bible study.

Captain Samuel Robertson, an F-15 pilot with the 493rd Fighter Squadron based at RAF Lakenheath, was taking part in a Bible-reading class in Cambridge last week when he collapsed.

He was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge but went into cardiac arrest en-route and died a short while later.

A memorial service for colleagues of Capt Robertson, who was from Missouri, was held on Tuesday.

The cause of the airman’s death is under review.


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