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In memory of Nairn

Undated handout photos of (top row, from the left) James Costello, Vernon Elrick, Brian Barkley, Raymond Doyle, (second row, from left) Warren Mitchell, Gareth Hughes, David Rae, Nairn Ferrier, (third row, from left) Stuart Wood, Richard Menzies, James Edwards, Alex Dallas, (bottom row, from left) Leslie Taylor, Nolan Carl Goble, Paul Burnham and Mihails Zuravskis, who were the 16 people on board when a helicopter crashed into the North Sea, 14 miles from Peterhead, Aberdeenshire.  An inquiry into a North Sea helicopter crash will begin today, almost five years after the disaster that claimed 16 lives. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday January 6, 2014. Relatives of those who died on board the Super Puma are expected to attend the fatal accident inquiry in Aberdeen. See PA story INQUIRY Helicopter. Photo credit should read: PA/PA Wire

NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the im

Undated handout photos of (top row, from the left) James Costello, Vernon Elrick, Brian Barkley, Raymond Doyle, (second row, from left) Warren Mitchell, Gareth Hughes, David Rae, Nairn Ferrier, (third row, from left) Stuart Wood, Richard Menzies, James Edwards, Alex Dallas, (bottom row, from left) Leslie Taylor, Nolan Carl Goble, Paul Burnham and Mihails Zuravskis, who were the 16 people on board when a helicopter crashed into the North Sea, 14 miles from Peterhead, Aberdeenshire. An inquiry into a North Sea helicopter crash will begin today, almost five years after the disaster that claimed 16 lives. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday January 6, 2014. Relatives of those who died on board the Super Puma are expected to attend the fatal accident inquiry in Aberdeen. See PA story INQUIRY Helicopter. Photo credit should read: PA/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the im

Red trousers will be the order of the day at Monifieth golf links tomorrow (Saturday) as family and friends remember Nairn Ferrier.

Five years ago, a tragic helicopter crash in the North Sea killed all 16 on board as it returned from an oil platform.

Nairn, well known in Monifieth and Broughty Ferry, was among those who lost their lives.

But the popular chap (pictured), who was 40, is not forgotten.

His friend Grant Withers told the Guide & Gazette: “Five years on from the tragic North Sea helicopter disaster which killed 16 oil workers, including my good friend Nairn Ferrier from Broughty Ferry, I am delighted that we will once again have over 50 individuals, made up of both friends and family, golfing at Monifieth this weekend.

“We are all turning out in red trousers as Nairn did at his last appearance in the previously named ‘Hackers’ golf day.

“Now renamed the ‘County Trophy’, due to Nairn’s nickname taken from the football team Nairn County, I now find that year-on-year I get requests from new players wanting to participate in the event, either having heard through others or indeed seen us out on the course.

“In fact the evening element of the day has also become so popular that this year we had members of the club staff asking to work the bar and another friend putting on a complimentary seven-piece band to entertain all.

“Last year turned out to be a fairly special event, as not only did we have three generations of the Ferrier family playing for the first time, Nairn’s dad, brother Brian and nephew Sam, but also his brother had an emotionally, successful day in winning the competition and getting his name engraved on the trophy.”

 

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