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Lockerbie disaster remembered

Section:  Annan and Eskdale, Lockerbie and Lochmaben, Moffat  | Tags: , , , ,

WREATHS and floral tributes have been laid at the Lockerbie disaster memorial on the 28th anniversary of the air crash in which 270 people.

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NEVER FORGOTTEN . . . a floral replica of Maid of the Seas, the aircraft which crashed 28 years ago

The town’s community council led the official remembrance on Wednesday with a wreath laid by secretary Doreen Jenkins, alongside others from around the world.

Many local residents also paid tribute on social media with photographs and memories.

Dumfriesshire MP David Mundell tweeted: “My thoughts with the family and friends of the the 270 victims and everyone else whose life was touched by the 1988 Lockerbie Air Disaster.” South Scotland MSP Joan McAlpine said: “Never forgotten. Twenty eight years ago today 270 people lost their lives at Lockerbie.” And NYC Aviation added: “Today, we pause to remember the 28th anniversary of the loss of #PanAm Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. #PanAm103“.

RESPECT . . . Doreen Jenkins, of Lockerbie Community Council, lays a wreath on behalf of the town

RESPECT . . . Doreen Jenkins, of Lockerbie Community Council, lays a wreath on behalf of the town

A touching tribute

A touching tribute

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