Daily Telegraph By TERENCE SHAW 1973
In Dornach, near Basel
RELATIVES and friends of the victims and survivors of the Hochwald air disaster joined with local villagers, rescue workers and Swiss Ministers and officials in a memorial service at Dornach, Basel, yesterday. Some 180 relatives and friends who had flown to Switzerland on Wednesday night, together with some of the survivors, packed the front pews of the modern grey concrete Catholic Church for the hour-long ecumenical service. It was conducted in part by the Church of England minister in Basel, the Rev. Ernest Saunders, and attended by the British Ambassador to Switzerland, Mr John Wraight, who read the Lesson, and the Swiss Home Affairs Minister.
Behind the friends and relatives sat local fire and police chiefs who had helped in the rescue operations together townspeople with and villagers. Dozens more packed the back of the church and the aisles between television cameras.