BREAKING NEWS: Funeral held for Kinikki

PUBLISHED: 17:48 10 August 2010

The RAF funeral of Kinikki at Littleham church on Tuesday.; Photo by Terry Ife. Ref exe 0206-32-10TI

The RAF funeral of Kinikki at Littleham church on Tuesday.; Photo by Terry Ife. Ref exe 0206-32-10TI

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Family, friends and members of the RAF, attended the funeral of RAF aircraftman Kinikki Griffiths

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THE funeral service of an aircraftman who was killed while on vehicle patrol in Afghanistan has taken place at Littleham Parish Church.

Kinikki Griffiths, of Colleton Way, was serving as part of the Camp Bastion Force Protection Wing from the Royal Air Force Regiment when he died in Helmand Province last month.

The service, held this afternoon, August 10, at a packed St Margaret and St Andrew church, was preceded by a RAF jet flyover. His coffin, draped in a union jack flag, was then carried inside by members of the RAF regiment.

The RAF funeral of Kinikki at Littleham church on Tuesday.; Photo by Terry Ife. Ref exe 0213-32-10TI

There were a number of eulogies including a moving tribute from Kinikki’s father, Nik. He said: “His greatest gifts were his compassion, understanding and willingness to help others. He was our hero.”

Kinikki died just a few weeks before his 21st birthday.

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