Rest in Peace
The bodies of the fourteen military personnel killed in Afghanistan recently when a Nimrod aircraft crashed are being returned home to RAF Kinloss, just along the coast from here. One of the twelve locally-based men lived in Nairn, just up the road from here in Seabank Road and I understand that the mother-in-law of one of the men lives in my building (although I do not know her, as I believe she has only recently moved into her apartment).
This tragedy has obviously hit the local communities in the area deeply.
UPDATE: (Tuesday 12SEP06 11.50 BST) I just saw about six minutes ago a military transport flying quite low over my apartment building in the direction of RAF Kinloss, and as I write it is being shown live on BBC News24 landing there - at the moment it is taxi-ing off the runway into the base. So sad ...