Not many know that Mountain Rescue, SARDA and a many other Agencies apart from the Police, Fire Brigade Ambulance,Coastguards and Raynet were involved in the tragedy of Lockerbie in December 1988. It is a day I will never forget as will most people involved and it remains the biggest terrorist incident in the UK where just under 300 people lost their lives.
I am doing a lot of research for my book (yes I am back on the case) and looking for information from any of the 4 RAF teams who attended Lockerbie in 1988. I have no pictures of the Control at Lockerbie High School and would also appreciate any stories as this was the biggest incident that RAF MRT ever were at. Sadly it is not mentioned in the SAR MR History that celebrated the 75 th Anniversary ? I know that Stafford MRT located the Black box early in the morning, but would appreciate other details. Sadly little is known of the huge work by the RAF and Civilian Teams and the effect on many of the teams. I understand this may not be easy for many but I would appreciate any help my contact by email please or messenger. I also want to name all the teams involved especially the civilian Mountain Rescue teams North and South of the Border who worked for weeks after the crash. I would also like to get the names of all the Agencies involved,the Army and RAF who did such sterling work. I cannot name all those personally who were involved but it would be good to have a role of honour of teams and Agencies of all those who helped as part of the sad story.
Please forgive me if this brings up sad memories to those who were involved in every Agency I feel there is still a tale that has never been told.
Thanks please pass on to anyone who can help.
Comments/ thoughts welcome and it would be great to get that illusive photo of the Control Point in Hall at Lockerbie High School.
Sadly still all those years on no one has been called to account for this tragedy, it is all hidden in a veil of secrecy and no one seems to care. There must be a politician out there who will stand up and ask the questions as many are asking? Would they get away with this today I doubt it?
We owe it to those who lost their lives and to those whose were involved and effected forever by this crime.