Prince Charles to pay tribute to helicopter crash heroes

The Prince of Wales is to meet emergency staff involved in the Clutha helicopter crash operation.

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Charles will visit the city today, one week after the tragedy.

The incident prompted a difficult and complex operation involving all of the emergency services.

Their work, in dangerous conditions over several days, to search the site and remove the nine bodies from the ruins of the pub has been widely praised.

Charles, known as the Duke of Rothesay in Scotland, will meet some of the workers who were involved in the operation, as well as others involved in the city's response to the incident.

He will also sign a Book of Condolence at Glasgow City Chambers in the afternoon.

A short statement on the Prince's website said: "The Duke of Rothesay will visit Glasgow to meet emergency service personnel and others involved in the response.

"His Royal Highness will also sign the Book of Condolence"

Chancellor George Osborne paid tribute to all the members of the emergency services who were involved in the tragedy.

During his Autumn Statement in Westminster he said: "The terrible events in Glasgow this weekend and the work they are doing right now to cope with the adverse weather remind us how much we owe them."

A number of high-profile people, including Billy Connolly, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, Celtic manager Neil Lennon and Rangers manager Ally McCoist have visited the crash site to lay floral tributes.


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