Farewell Kinloss MRT – welcome Lossiemouth MRT.

Lossiemouth Mountain Rescue Team

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.

Absent Friends.

Farewell Kinloss MRT

Welcome Lossiemouth MRT.

Thanks to all for a great night at Kinloss Barracks last night.


About heavywhalley.MBE

Mountain Rescue Specialist. Environmentalist. Spent 37 years with RAF Mountain Rescue and 3 years with a civilian Team . Still an active Mountaineer when body slows, loves the wild places.
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2 Responses to Farewell Kinloss MRT – welcome Lossiemouth MRT.

  1. Tez Watson says:


    I just wanted to draw your attention to the fact that Cinema Nairn will be screening “The Great White Silence” Herbert Ponting’s documentary about Scott’s journey to the South Pole on Friday 23 November at Nairn Community & Arts Centre – starts at 7.30pm, tickets on the door £5.00. Please spread the word amongst the mountaineering community, your help much appreciated


    Tez Watson (ex-Kinloss 1979 – 1997)


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