Copyright Sumburgh Airport Memorial Commitee 2016
Progress
We are always looking for relatives of any off the accidents which are covered by the memorial to provide further information and memorial details, please do get in touch via our e-mail address if you wish to be contacted.
 
The project development timeline is shown below, a continual maintenance program is now established in order to keep the site in good condition. 
 
Progress:
June 2012 - Committee formed, site agreed/donated, top-stone for memorial sourced.
July 2012 - Bank Account opened, initial meetings with stone masons and joiners/designers of benches.
Aug 2012 - Fund raising continuing, committee meetings with regard to timetable, site design etc.
Sep 2012 - Fund raising continuing, offshore companies approached for assistance.
Oct 2012 - Site design agreed and a computer generated drawing produced as shown above in the main photo, planning permission submitted, meetings w.r.t. reaching relatives.
Nov 2012 - Planning permission granted.
Dec 2012 - Further searches for contact of relatives, PR development, Oil and Gas union and chaplaincy contact, draft memorial entranceway information board designed.
Jan 2013 - Media engagement, fund raising continues, date set for opening Saturday 25th May 2013.
Feb 2013 - Fund raising, first turf cut at site by Committee Chairman and Sumburgh Airport Manager Nigel Flaws.
Mar 2013 - Hardcore laid for foundations to site, benches and plaques ordered.
April 2013 - Stone masons move in, timing of ceremony agreed as 11:30 on 25th May 2013.
May 2013 - The site is completed and opened with a large crowd of locals and relatives alike.
Jan 2014 - Committee meets to discuss addition of area to remmember the 2013 accident.
Aug 2014 - New stone plinth and plaque installed in memory of the 2013 incident.
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