On 30 April 1990, a Royal Air Force Avro Shackleton AEW Mk II aircraft, of No. 8 Squadron RAF, based at RAF Lossiemouth, crashed into a hill on the Isle of Harris.
This crash effected many and will bring memories of a sad event my thoughts are with the families and relatives whose lives were changed after this event. Also for the superb help we received from all the local folk. There kindness to the RAF Kinloss Tram will not be forgotten.
The crew :
Wing Commander Stephen Roncoroni
Wing Commander Chas Wrighton
Flying Officer Colin Burns
Squadron Leader Jerry Lane
Flight Lieutenant Al Campbell
Flight Lieutenant Keith Forbes
Master Air Electronics Operator Roger Scutt
Flight Sergeant Rick Ricketts
Sergeant Graham Miller
Corporal Stuart Bolton
From Don MacLean “There was a memorial service yesterday at Northton,organised by Harris Voluntary Service and others outdoors.
Was a grim day weather wise ,we remembered all crew and read their names out and all those who attended the scene and helped in the community also.
I opened the service and said a few words re crew in regards they were somebody’s son ,father ,brother and they will never be forgotten etc and that to many yesterday is as raw as 32 years ago.
RIP all on board WR965 ,may blue skies always be yours.”