Tribute laid by MVS at site of Shoreham Air Crash

Shoreham Air Crash

At the Shoreham Airshow on August 22nd, a Hawker Hunter T7 failed to complete a loop manoeuvre and crashed onto vehicles on the A27 killing 11 people and injuring 16 others.

It was the worst air show accident in the UK since the 1952 Farnborough air show crash.

Members from Shoreham, Eastbourne and the Isle of Wight were on duty as marshals when the incident took place.

MVS members were unharmed but were shocked as it happened quite close to where they were standing.

East Sussex 1 was on duty afloat patrolling the seaward overfly zone.

RVO for the Cinque Ports, Richard Mercer said, “everyone acted very professionally and were a credit to the service, I was very proud to have worked with them.”

Richard has since laid a floral tribute on behalf of the Cinque Ports Region and the Isle of Wight unit.

Members from the units made personal contributions.