|Birth: ||Jan. 11, 1978|
|Death: ||Apr. 26, 2014|
Army Air Corps
He was deployed with the UK contingent of NATO forces in Afghanistan.
Cpl Walters was one of five British service personnel killed in the crash of a Lynx MK9A helicopter in the Takhta Pul district of Kandahar, southern Afghanistan. The incident is under investigation and early reports indicate it was an accident due to catastrophic mechanical failure.
Aged 36, he was from Horsedowns, near Leedstown, Cornwall. He joined the army in March 1996 as a driver. He subsequently moved to 668 Squadron at the School of Army Aviation and completed additional training before being posted to 5 Regiment Army Air Corps in Northern Ireland in 1998. In April 2001, he moved to 4 Regiment Army Air Corps at Wattisham and undertook training to become ground crew on the Apache helicopter. He subsequently moved to 3 Regiment Army Air Corps, completing an operational tour in Kuwait during the conflict in 2003. Operating with the Lynx helicopter force, he proved to be a highly competent crewman and deployed to Afghanistan on numerous occasions. A proud Cornishman, he was passionate about rugby and always at the centre of the debate. Known as Bungle, he was highly respected and well-liked, always a mentor and friend to the less experienced members of the unit.
Cpl Walters leaves behind his wife Tracey, daughter Lainey, his parents, other family and friends. His family said, "We cannot begin to comprehend the tragic loss of a beautiful and loving husband, daddy, son and brother. James has left a huge hole in all our hearts."
Funeral service with full military honours was held on May 19, 2014 at St Crewenna Church, Crowan.
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Cornwall Unitary Authority
Created by: Milou
Record added: May 04, 2014
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