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Tuesday 12 September 2006

RAF Nimrod bodies returning to Kinloss - Rest in Peace

(You are respectfully directed to the update at the end of this post)

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 ...

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