A27 air crash tragedy victims remembered

Friends of Shoreham air crash victim Matt Jones secure tributes to the Old Shoreham Tollbridge, near Shoreham, in west Sussex, as a memorial service takes place for the victims of the Shoreham air crash. Picture: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire
Friends of Shoreham air crash victim Matt Jones secure tributes to the Old Shoreham Tollbridge, near Shoreham, in west Sussex, as a memorial service takes place for the victims of the Shoreham air crash. Picture: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire
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NAMES of the 11 people killed when a vintage jet crashed onto the A27 in Shoreham were read out at a memorial service yesterday.

Relatives of those who lost their lives when a vintage Hawker Hunter jet crashed West Sussex were among those attending the ceremony at Lancing College’s chapel.

There was a minute’s silence for the August 22 tragedy.

The Bishop of Chichester, the Right Reverend Dr Martin Warner, praised efforts of the police, firefighters, paramedics, doctors and nurses, and the clergy and faith leaders who helped in the aftermath of the disaster.

Dr Warner added: ‘We pray for all who mourn, for all who are rebuilding their lives, and we give thanks for those who shared – often at great cost to themselves – in the work of rescue and support.’

Those who died were Maurice Abrahams, 76, from Brighton, James Graham Mallinson, 72, from Newick, near Lewes, Mark Trussler, 54, from Worthing, Dylan Archer, 42, from Brighton, and Richard Smith, 26, from Hove, Tony Brightwell, 53, from Hove, Mark Reeves, 53, from Seaford, Worthing United footballers Matthew Grimstone and Jacob Schilt, both 23, Matt Jones, 24 and Daniele Polito, 23, from Worthing.