The Bishop of Lincoln, the Rt Revd Christopher Lowson, has offered the following words following today’s news from RAF Valley:

‘My prayers are with the family, friends and colleagues of the engineer, the pilot, and all who are part of the wider RAF family after the crash at RAF Valley in Wales.

The Red Arrows are a familiar sight in our skies and very much part of life in the county as they live in Lincolnshire and fly overhead. We are proud of them and there is a sense of ownership of the Red Arrows. Today there is shared sadness.’