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    DF Press Release

    Defence Forces Press Office, DFHQ, Infirmary Road, Dublin 7



    Crew Details PC-9



    Date: Monday, 13 October 2009.

    For immediate release.

    *******

    The remains of Captain Derek Furniss and Cadet David Jevens have been removed from the crash site to University College Hospital Galway. As the investigation continues into the causes of the crash of the Pilatus PC-9 last night, General Officer Commanding the Air Corps, Brigadier General Ralph James summed up the mood at the moment by saying:



    “The Air Corps is devastated by the loss these two very fine young men. The mood here is very sombre. Derek was a consummate professional who set and drove standards in all his work in Baldonnel.



    David was living his life’s dream to become an Air Corps pilot and was on the cusp of achieving that later in the year with his classmates. Their loss is felt deeply here in Casement but also within the family’s I have met and the community’s they are from.”



    Captain Matt Quinlan who worked and instructed with Derek Furniss in the Flight Training School spoke of the loss of the two men saying:



    “Derek worked in flight training for a long time here in Baldonnel and his legacy will always be the standards he set for everyone. He was an excellent teacher and he was always the steady hand within the school that was called upon for informed insight into individual cadet pilots. He was also an avid Leinster Rugby supporter who held season tickets.



    David was a member of the 27 Air Corps Cadet Class with six other classmates who have visited his family today. He was a quiet individual who worked very hard. When you flew with him you knew his preparation would be 100% because he was so committed. He went home to his beloved Wexford every weekend to be with friends and family and would have turned 22 [years of age] today.



    This is a very difficult time for all of us here, but nothing compared to Derek and David’s families and our hearts go out to them. Their loss is immeasurable.”



    From a young age Captain Derek Furniss was highly involved in Scouting Ireland and actively supported and promoted scouting activities in south Dublin. He completed the Dublin City Marathon in 2008 and went on to further athletic success with Rathfarnham Athletic Club. Derek was also an avid Leinster and Ireland rugby fan and as a season ticket holder attended every home game.



    Derek recently achieved academic success with the award of a first class honours Bachelor of Science Degree through the School of Business in DIT. He also held a Degree in Marketing and as fan of Coldplay attended all their recent Irish concerts.



    Cadet David Jevens was scheduled to graduate with his Military Pilot Wings and Officer Commission later this year. David also had a keen interest in motor sports, owning and restoring several vehicles. In recent times, he became involved in Kayaking and, in the process, taught himself to swim. A keen model aircraft pilot, David was renowned in the Wexford model flying community for his skill, and also his enduring interest in Search and Rescue flying.



    As a mark of respect to our two Air Corps colleagues the Defence Forces Annual Gala Concert scheduled for Saturday 17 October 2009 at the National Concert Hall has been postponed until the New Year.



    Press Officer: Comdt. Gavin Young 01 8042687 : 087 2482130

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    Very sorry to read that - RIP

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    Condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of the two pilots tragically killed yesterday.

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    R.I.P. My condolences to their families.

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    R.I.P. to both and condolances to the families and parthners.

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    Rest In Peace.

    Condolences to family friends and colleagues.

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    A tragic loss to their families and the Defence Forces

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    Funeral arrangements


    Defence Forces Press Office, DFHQ, Infirmary Road, Dublin 7



    Funeral Details

    Captain Derek Furniss RIP

    Cadet David Jevens RIP



    Date: Wednesday, 14 October 2009.

    For immediate release.

    *******

    The remains of Captain Derek Furniss and Cadet David Jevens will arrive from Galway to Casement Aerodrome, Baldonnel, Co. Dublin this evening at approx 8.00 pm. There will be a prayer service in the Garrison Church on their arrival (no cameras in the church). This will be attended by the Furniss and Jevens families, the Minister for Defence Mr Willie O’Dea TD, Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Dermot Earley and General Officer Commanding the Air Corps, Brigadier General Ralph James along with many friends and colleagues of Derek and David. Prior to the service the Minister for Defence and Chief of Staff will meet the families privately to express their sympathies.



    The remains of both Derek and David will rest overnight, under escort, at the Garrison Church. Both crew men will be buried with full military honours. Funeral details:

    Captain Derek Furniss

    15 Oct 09: Derek’s remains will be brought to his home in Rathfarnam (house private until 5.00 pm).

    17 Oct 09: 12.oo pm Memorial Service at St. John the Evangelist Church, Ballinteer Road, Dublin (no media in the church). Burial afterwards at Kilmashogue Cemetery, Edmonstown Road, Co. Dublin.



    Cadet David Jevens

    15 Oct 09: David’s remains will be brought to his home in Glynn, Co Wexford (house private until 3.00 pm).

    16 Oct 09: 11.oo am Requiem Mass at St. Alphonsus Church, Barntown, Co. Wexford. Burial afterwards in the church grounds.



    Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.



    Media may attend, but must respect the wishes of each family, the solemnity of the ceremonies and the instructions of military marshals at each funeral.

    Press Officer: Comdt. Gavin Young 01 8042687 : 087 2482130

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