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Source different, but CAF responding to Swissair 111 had similar experience…I remember this vividly... and being secretly glad that the Royal Highland Fusiliers were deployed to help with the aftermath and not us. Horrific duty...
Soldier's 'surreal' memories of Lockerbie bombing tragedy
Thirty-three years on from Britain's deadliest terrorist attack, a retired soldier has described the "surreal" scenes he faced as the search for victims and wreckage unfolded in the hours following the Lockerbie bombing.
For decades, the focus has rightly been on the victims' families. Yet, a hidden story exists beyond them among those who responded on the ground, including the emergency services and soldiers who were sent to the crash site.
Here, with candid recollections and details some readers might find distressing, we explore the events of that fateful night in December 1988 and how those involved all these years later still feel its ramifications.
Soldier's 'surreal' memories of Lockerbie bombing tragedyBritish Army troops were deployed to the crash within hours of the disaster.www.forces.net
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