VIDEO: Military funeral for Ryan

THE start of Ryan Tomlin’s funeral was marked at 12.30pm today (Monday) with the flying past of a tornado.

The senior aircraftman’s coffin was then carried into St Mary’s Church in High Street, Hemel Hempstead, by six of his comrades and followed by his family.

SAC Ryan Tomlin, of 2 Squadron, was killed in Afghanistan on February 13, 2012

SAC Ryan Tomlin, of 2 Squadron, was killed in Afghanistan on February 13, 2012

Crowds lined the old town to pay their respects to the former Astley Cooper schoolboy.

The 21-year-old was fatally wounded by small arms fire from an insurgent attack while he was on patrol in Afghanistan on Monday, February 13.

He will be buried at Woodwells Cemetery.

>For the full report and more pictures pick up a copy of this week’s Gazette, out on Wednesday.