Two police officers and a poet among helicopter dead
The victims of the Glasgow police helicopter crash included a "highly professional" helicopter pilot, "a smashing lad" who helped his daughter to become a Scottish international footballer, and a female police officer described as "a beautiful friend".
Police formally identified the three crew members of the helicopter who died when it plunged through the roof of The Clutha Bar on Friday night as pilot Captain David Traill, (51), and police officers Kirsty Nelis (36), and Tony Collins (41), who had both been previously commended for bravery.
Gary Arthur (48), from the Paisley area, has also been named by police as one of at least five people in the bar who died, but others including poet John McGarrigle (59), were identified by friends and relatives.
Jeanette Retson, a friend of Captain Traill, said he was "a lovely person". "I knew David was working with the police force and all day yesterday I was just hoping it wasn't him that was in it (the helicopter)," she said. "But I found out this morning. I'm so sorry, so sad ... He loved his work. I am proud to know David Traill."
Captain Traill served in the RAF and was a flying instructor at RAF Odiham in Hampshire before he became a civilian pilot.
He had worked with the police for about four years.
Speaking to journalists outside a memorial service held at Glasgow Cathedral, Pat O'Meara, of the Scottish Ambulance Service, said he had flown with Captain Traill and described him as "a very pleasant person, a decent man, highly professional".
Scotland's First Minister, Alex Salmond, said Captain Traill and the two police officers had "worked to keep us safe". "Their families can take pride in the service they have shown the people of Scotland," he said.
PC Nelis reportedly received a bravery award in 2003 after tackling a man with a hammer while trapped in a lift with him in Greenock.
Chloe Arthur (18), who plays for Celtic's women's football team and has been capped for Scotland under-19s, wrote on Twitter: "RIP dad, you'll always mean the world to me. I promise to do you proud, I love you with all my heart."
John Lyon, a friend of Mr Arthur, described him as a "smashing lad" who was "a really talented footballer" when he was younger and had helped his daughter's career.