Shoreham air crash disaster: Dylan Archer and Richard Smith identified as victims

The men are the ninth and 10th victims of the disaster to be named either by police or family members

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Two more of the eleven victims of the Shoreham air show disaster have been named by Sussex Police.

Richard Smith, 26, and Dylan Archer, 42, were friends on a cycle ride in the South Downs. The men are the ninth and 10th victims of the disaster to be named either by police or family members.

Dylan Archer, who was the director of a Brighton IT company, leaves behind his partner Alice and their two sons, aged 15 and 12.

In a statement, his family said his "dry humour and generous nature will be greatly missed by all who knew him".

Richard Smith had worked in a bike shop in Portsmouth, and moved to Hove two years ago where he worked in marketing and web development.

His family said his passions in life were "for his family, friends and his beloved bikes. His boundless enthusiasm was infectious."

The other victims who have been named are: Tony Brightwell and Mark Reeves, both 53; 76-year-old Maurice Abrahams; Worthing United footballers Matthew Grimstone and Jacob Schilt, both 23, Matt Jones, 24, and Daniele Polito who was in the same car, and 54-year-old Mark Trussler.

Trussler’s fiancée, Giovanna Chirico, said his final words to her before she died were "I love you forever".

"It was a nice day and I texted him when the flight was due," she said.

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Trussler's fiancée, Giovanna Chirico, said his final words to her before she died were 'I love you forever'

"He replied saying I should get the kids ready so we could take them out to lunch on his return. I said I loved him and he replied 'I love you too, forever.'

"I didn't hear from him again."

The West Sussex senior coroner has said that each of the 11 victims has been formally identified and their families have been informed.

Their identities will be officially released when an inquest is opened and adjourned on Wednesday 3 September.

Additional reporting by agencies

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