Moray MP Douglas Ross and campaigner Jimmy Jones met Lord Advocate Dorothy Bain in Edinburgh yesterday (Thursday, 29th October) and are pleased that she gave an undertaking to review all the evidence surrounding the 2012 fatal air crash that killed three RAF personnel.
Speaking after the meeting, which lasted over two hours, Douglas said: “The Lord Advocate was very generous with her time. She listened very carefully and asked many questions. She now intends to review all the evidence and I hope that, as a result, she will look favourably at launching a Fatal Accident Inquiry.”
Jimmy Jones, a former RAF officer, has campaigned for years to secure a new investigation into the deaths of the three RAF crew killed in a mid-air Tornado jet collision over the Moray Firth in 2012.
Jimmy said: “This was the first time a Lord Advocate has agreed to meet me in person, and I am very grateful for the time she gave us, showing compassion, fairness and understanding. I was delighted that she will go away and look at all the evidence I have submitted over the years. I hope that this will result in a long-overdue Fatal Accident Inquiry so that we can at last get answers for the families of Squadron Leader Sam Bailey, and Flight Lieutenants Hywel Poole and Adam Sanders.”