On 7 December, British Ambassador Judith Farnworth, UK Deputy Defence Attaché Will George and representatives of the UK’s International Rescue Corps paid tribute to the victims of the 1988 earthquake by laying a wreath at a memorial outside of the Holy Savior’s Church in Gyumri.
“30 years on, moving event in Gyumri to remember victims of Spitak earthquake and unprecedented international response,” Ambassador Farnworth tweeted.
30 years on, moving event in #Gyumri to remember victims of #Spitakearthquake & unprecedented international response. Delighted @intrescue represented by @Rabbarrie, who worked in #Vanadzor, and Annie MacDonald, whose late husband Willie McMartin led #UK team. @UKinArmenia pic.twitter.com/sSxb2W2nMb— Judith Farnworth (@HMAFarnworth) December 7, 2018