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RAF pays tribute to colleague who died after Stoney Cove dive

Tributes have been paid to an RAF man who died following a "tragic" scuba diving accident at Stoney Cove.

Senior Aircraftsman Calum Robertson, died after diving at the popular spot, south of Leicester, on 9 December.

Colleagues at RAF Marham, in Norfolk, where he was based, have now paid tribute to the "quiet and unassuming character", originally from Aberdeenshire.

An inquest into the 23-year-old's death has been opened and adjourned.

'Deeply missed'

SAC Robertson, from the Banffshire area, was posted to RAF Marham from RAF Kinloss in October 2011.

A statement from friends and colleagues said: "He will be deeply missed by his friends and colleagues here at RAF Marham and beyond for his sense of humour, his demeanour and his ability to confidently get on with anyone, regardless of their opinions or views on life.

"He will be missed for his energy and amusing antics and in particular, for simply being himself."

SAC Robertson was employed within the IX(B) Squadron Aircrew Equipment Assembly Bay as part of the Engineering Support Flight.

He was a popular member of the base, active on the social scene and a keen diver, his friends said.

He is the second person to die at Stoney Cove this year.

It is based at a flooded quarry in Stoney Stanton and is home to the National Diving Centre.

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