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SERVICE OF DEDICATION

THE MEMORIAL TO PASSENGERS AND CREW ABOARD CHANNEL AIRWAYS DAKOTA G-AGZB

DEDICATED AT 2.28 PM, SUNDAY 4TH MAY 2003

ST. BONIFACE DOWN

VENTNOR

ISLE OF WIGHT

SERVICE CONDUCTED BY REVD. CANON DONOVAN LAURIE

VICAR OF VENTNOR

 

 

Survivors, relatives, rescuers,  the Chair and Deputy of the Isle of Wight Council, The Lady Mayor of Ventnor, representatives of all the emergency services, the National Trust, National Air Traffic Services, local residents 120 people, and the team who made it possible.

We all gathered on the Down in perfect weather to pay our last respects to those who didn't come home that fateful day.

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Canon Donovan Laurie prepared a lovely and moving service with a stunning backdrop of the English Channel,

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in which survivors and relatives all played a part.

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Then,  at 2.28 pm, two of those who were on the plane that day

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unveiled the monument:

 

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Twelve roses, each with the name of one of those lost. 

Their names were read aloud and a two minute silence observed to remember them.

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It was a tragedy, but they did not die in vain.

 

How it all started ..... click here.

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