Shoreham Airshow

Book of Condolence


This online Book of Condolence holds the hundreds of messages of support submitted from around the world following the tragedy at the Shoreham Airshow on Saturday 22nd August 2015.


Our thoughts are with all those affected. This sad event will affect all of us within the local community and those farther afield for some time to come. The Online Book of Condolence has now been closed to new entries, but will remain open to view as part of the permanent record.



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2,615 Messages of Condolence

  1. My thoughts will always remain about those innocent people who lost their lives in this very tragic accident..may they Rest in Peace…

  2. I was born in a house under the centre line of the grass runway SE/NE and for seventy five years or more aircraft flew right over our house in Connaught Avenue..there was never any thought of damage being caused. So…it came as a tragic surprise as I saw, the accident, and resulting deaths, and Injuries, to innocent people,just going about their business. My thoughts of them is
    always going to be with me, and how Sorry I feel is one of being very respectful. My condolences
    are sent to all families concerned…Also many have to carry a burden of concern…having organised the Airshow…I sincerely hope, they feel no guilt…and the passage of time will lessen any pain every one who cares….

  3. thoughts and prayers to all involved, may you all rip.

  4. Our thoughts are with those who lost their lives, the loved ones who lost someone special and to all, who like us, witnessed this tragic event first hand! RIP xx

  5. My Wife and myself were by the river that day. From no more than 500 metres away, we watched the Hunter as it flew around us and into the loop that still haunts us in quiet moments. I hope the families that suffered and lost so much on that day know they are not forgotten, that their loved ones cannot have suffered and that they will be remembered. I also hope that the Pilot can find peace; I saw him rolling away from the road, if only to no avail. Whatever caused this awful tragedy, there was bravery and courage. We couldn’t help, we could only get out of the way – others were closer. We also saw the fire tenders from surrounding towns driving at full speed on country lanes to get to the scene; the finest human behaviour in the worst of times.
    May they Rest in Peace and Love to those they have left behind.

  6. My thoughts and the thoughts of many in the Town of Polegate send their sincere condolences to all those involved in the Air Crash at Shoreham.
    One of the worst incidents of it’s kind, the terrible and tragic loss of life cannot be described. The emergency services also need to be praised for their efforts in extreme circumstances.
    Out thoughts and prayers go to all those who have lost loved ones.

    Cllr David Watts
    Mayor Of Polegate

  7. My sincere condolences to the families and friends of all those who lost their lives in the dreadful events of 22/08/2015 at the Shoreham Air Show. May they Rest in Peace and may those that they left behind find peace of mind xxxx

    When I visited the Old Toll Bridge to lay my flowers in their memory I was touched by how the extended community was showing their support and respect, something which will continue.

  8. my thoughts are with those who have lost a loved one and those who witnessed the traumatic events first hand. xxx

  9. Thoughts & prayers to the 11 that lost their lives, also to the loved ones left behind and the emergency services. R.I.P. Angels

  10. In loving memory of all of the victims of the Shoreham Airshow tragedy on 22.8.15, you will never, ever be forgotten. I & my family witnessed this terrible tragedy & it is forever stamped on my memory, we are all so aware that it could so easily have been us but for a couple of seconds. My heart & thoughts go out to all of the victims & their poor families & friends, my thoughts are with you all & I pray every night that God will bless you & help you at this terrible time. It was so unfair, so sudden & so terribly sad. God must have needed these eleven new angels very badly & he is looking after them now. God Bless them all. xx

  11. We in Trinidad and Tobago are saddened by this unfortunate incident and sincerely convey our sympathies to the families and loved ones of those involved. May God’s blessing cover them.

  12. To Daniele’s family and friends,
    We are deeply saddened to hear the news of Daniele’s passing away.
    Daniele was at our school for a short time but always had a smile on his face and was full of life, ideas and energy. We were so pleased that he was successful at Worthing college when he moved on from our school.
    On behalf of all from Littlehampton TLC, we miss you
    Doug Thomas Co-Head teacher WSAPC (formally TLC college)

  13. I would like to send my heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of those who lost their lives and those injured during this tragic accident.

    I would also like to congratulate and express how proud I am of those from the Fire Service, Ambulance and Police Force who were our County Heroes on that day.

    I am proud to work for WSCC and live in such a caring and compassionate County.

  14. Blessings to all who lost their lives on that sad day, God be with you all

  15. My thoughts are with those involved, affected or who have lost the lives of their precious loved ones. A whole community is mourning the tragedy that has happened and remembering those lives who were unfairly taken from their family and friends. We will all shall remember them and may they rest in peace. Kelly X