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Old 22-05-2016, 08:44 PM   #51
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ITV News Special- Princess Diana Returns To Britain..
The Harrow and Wealdstone rail crash was a three-train collision at Harrow and Wealdstone station in London during the morning rush hour of 8 October 1952, at around 8:17 am, the local train stopped at platform 4 at Harrow and Wealdstone station, approximately se7en minutes late because of fog..Sixteen vehicles, including 13 coaches, two bogie vans and a kitchen car were destroyed or severely damaged in the collisions..The first emergency response arrived at 8:22 am with the fire brigade, ambulance and police services being assisted by doctors and a medical unit of the United States Air Force, based locally at RAF Northolt.. Help was accepted from the Salvation Army, the Women's Voluntary Service and local residents..The first loaded ambulance left at 8:27 am and by 12:15 pm most of the injured had been taken to hospital.. The search for survivors continued until 1:30 am the following morning..Liverpool Lime Street is a terminus railway station, and the main station serving the city centre of Liverpool..

One of the overturned locomotives of the Liverpool train, No.46202 Princess Anne..

There were 112 fatalities, including the driver and fireman of the Perth express and the driver of the lead engine of the Liverpool express..102 passengers and staff died at the scene, with a further 10 dying later in hospital from their injuries. Of the 108 passenger fatalities, at least 64 occurred in the local train, 23 in the Perth train, and 7 in the Liverpool train.. The remaining 14 were unclear, but some of the fatalities may have been standing on the platform and hit by the derailed locomotives of the Liverpool train.. A total of 340 people reported injury: 183 people were given treatment for shock and minor injury at the station and 157 were taken to hospital, of whom 88 were detained..Nameplates from Windward Islands and Princess Anne were acquired by the Doncaster Grammar School Railway Society, and remain at the school..

RAF Northolt is a Royal Air Force station in South Ruislip, 2 nautical miles (3.7 km; 2.3 mi) from Uxbridge in the London Borough of Hillingdon, west London.. Approximately 6 mi (10 km) north of London Heathrow Airport, the station also handles a large number of private civil flights..Much media attention focused on the airfield when the body of Diana, Princess of Wales, arrived there from Villacoublay airfield, in Paris, France, after her death in a car crash in the city on 31 August 1997..The Queen's Colour Squadron, then based at neighbouring RAF Uxbridge, acted as the bearer party, while the flight was met by the Prime Minister, the Lord Chamberlain, Lord Lieutenant of Greater London, Secretary of State for Defence, the RAF Northolt station commander and the RAF Chaplain-in-Chief..Attention was high again in 2001 when Ronnie Biggs, the seriously ill, fugitive Great Train Robber, was flown from Brazil to the airfield to be arrested by waiting police officers.. Biggs had escaped from custody in 1965; upon his return he was taken to Belmarsh Prison to complete the remainder of his sentence..Since 1 June 1998, station commanders have served as aides-de-camp to Her Majesty the Queen..The station has also been used as a filming location for productions made at Pinewood Studios...'ve heard guns..My father and my brother were killed by guns..They were on the right side but that didn't help them any when the shooting started..The commandments say 'Thou shalt not kill,' but we hire men to go out and do it for us..Now, me, I wouldn't leave this town at noon for all the tea in China...

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