There was a wee gathering last night to celebrate a unique history of Mountain Rescue that very few if any others Mountain Rescue Team can match.
When you looked around and consider the amount of footsteps that have been taken over the years in the past and present RAF Kinloss troops I am sure it would add up to a mind-boggling amount. All the stories that go with these steps that make the great tradition and history that was celebrated last night.
The current Team Leader Willie MacRitchie MBE from a local boy Harris said these words last night. That Kinloss stands as one of the most senior and most respected Mountain Rescue Teams in the country. It does this on the back of those footsteps taken by our predecessors and on those being taken by the current Team.
In 1953 Sqn Leader Danter a legend in RAF Mountain Rescue wrote “Training continues throughout the year and frequently takes place in the worst possible conditions which calls for great endurance,stamina and fortitude”
This is still true to this day
This could be perceived as the end of an era it is only the end in name. The Troops remain as they ever will they are the troops. They will always rise to whatever challenge faced.
Farewell Kinloss MRT
Welcome Lossiemouth MRT.
Thanks to all for a great night at Kinloss Barracks last night.