Family pay tribute to a “loving Dada” following a fatal road collision
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The family of a motorcyclist who died following a road traffic collision on the A5 Watling Road, have praised the doting father of two as “a loving Dada” in a moving tribute.
Dale Holmes, aged 27, sadly died at the scene of the collision between Towcester and Weedon Bec, which occurred shortly before 7.30pm on Tuesday, January 2.
His wife Ella described Dale as “the most doting father to his two little girls who lovingly called "Dada". Our Hearts are completely broken, and we will forever miss him so much.”
Dale’s parents, siblings and wider family have issued their own tribute to their darling son, brother, nephew, uncle, and cousin.
On behalf of his Dale’s family, his brother Arron Holmes described him as a larger-than-life character with a great sense of humour and would always help others in any way that he could.
Arron said: “Dale was a very popular character and was a great friend to all those who were fortunate to know him but most of all he loved, and was loved, by his family.
“His biggest passion and source of pride was being a Dada to his two young daughters. Dale was an amazing father who strived to give his girls the moon and the stars.
“At just 19-years-old, Dale joined the Royal Air Force (RAF) and served five years as an aircraft maintenance technician until he suffered an injury while on operational duties in the Middle East and was medically discharged.
“After leaving the RAF he worked as an EMC test technician before qualifying as an engineer and later becoming an engineering supervisor.
“He was also a big football fan and supported his beloved Chelsea, but his other passion was his motorcycle. He loved the liberation that came with being a rider.
“Our hearts still ache with sadness that he’s no longer here. There are no words to describe our love for Dale, who will be forever in our hearts. He will be deeply missed and always remembered by his parents, siblings, and wider family.
“Per Ardua Ad Astra (through adversity to the stars).”
Investigators continue to work to establish the circumstances of the collision and they would still like to hear from anyone who has yet to come forward who may have witnessed it, or who may have relevant dash-cam footage.
Anyone with information is asked to email [email protected] or alternatively call the Drivewatch Hotline on 0800 174615 or Northamptonshire Police on 101.
Please quote incident number 24000003549 when providing any information to make sure it gets to the right person as quickly as possible.