Shine – Weekly Photo Challenge

I’ve used this photo before, but I think it fitted this topic perfectly. This is our memorial to the local rescue helicopter crew, that lost their lives, returning to base following a successful mission on a foggy night in July 1999.

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Memorial to our rescue helicopter, The Prom, Tramore

It’s hard to believe it was so long ago, I remember turning the radio on in the morning, hearing the news and looking out the window. The fog was so thick I could hardly see the car in front of the house, yet the helicopter had flown out to help a small pleasure craft (with four men and a young boy on board) find their way to Dungarvan Bay. On it’s return to base the helicopter crashed into the sand dunes in Tramore, with the loss of all crew.

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3 thoughts on “Shine – Weekly Photo Challenge

    • Thanks, I like the picture, but it is sad. I was in Tramore on the anniversary this year, and watched the new rescue helicopter and crew fly past the memorial, then head off to help someone else. Their motto is “So others may live”, I think you have to be a special type of person to want to join.

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