Monthly Archives: March 2015

RAF Winter Course 1965

Originally posted on John Hinde's Diaries:
Monday 25 January 1965 Howffing last night at Brack Howff. With Geordie Armstrong, Jim Craig and Dave Ward. Tramped up through forest at about midnight; hard frost crackling underfoot with clear starlit skies.…

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The last day and Farewell to RAF Rescue 137/138 – RAF SAR Sea Kings. Please share!

  A Fond Farewell to the SAR Sea kings from RAF Lossiemouth . On the First of April 2015 we say farewell in the Highlands to the RAF Sea Kings from RAF Lossiemouth in Morayshire. The new contract will result … Continue reading

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Stats in Mountain Rescue – why bother ?

Stats in Mountain Rescue “Why bother”   I have decided to write about something that few people will be aware of and their relevance to Mountain Safety and nowadays to Mountain Rescue Funding. I have been fortunate as for many … Continue reading

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Mountain Safety – Please take care over the Easter Period – a few tips and the Emergency Text Service.

Easter is statistically a busy time for mountain accidents,  you may ask why ? So many come to Scotland during this holiday period when the mountains are at their best. There is still snow about and the hills look so … Continue reading

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Open letter to the Northern Scot on the farewell of the Sea King from RAF Lossiemouth.

This was published in the Northern Scot by a good friend it is worth a read. I will be blogging on the 30/31 st of March to say Farewell to the RAF Lossiemouth Sea Kings on the 1 st of April … Continue reading

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Thinking of all those involved in the Aircrash in the Alps.

I feel I have to write a few words on the tragedy in the Alps. Many countries are mourning the victims of the crash in the Alps, with more than a dozen nations involved. French President Francois Hollande, seen here … Continue reading

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Thanks again for the NHS at Aberdeen ARI after we are so lucky to have such a service. Lecture Biking by numbers at Findhorn tonight!

I am just back from Aberdeen ARI after my 3rd operation, it is going to be a long slow painful process and this morning I feel like groundhog day.The effects of the anesthesia has worn off and so I had … Continue reading

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The true story of the Jesus Stone on the Dava Moor – who changed it to KMRT Saves! 25 years on!

The  power of the internet reveals a mystery after 25 years Hi Heavy   Not sure which of your email addresses to use but I hope one of them gets this to you.   Saw you on TV last night … Continue reading

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Managed a short climb at Cummingston magic ! Off to Aberdeen!

It was a lovely day and after doing some admin in Elgin as the local paper was full of the Sea King story we headed of to the local cliff at Cummingston with Pete and Steve.  Hopefully it will have … Continue reading

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Sea King Party even more update! A new word for me Purdah!

Hopefully this is the last piece on the Sea King Party after the piece on the news yesterday. At lease we got an answer of sorts. From the BBC website ” The cancellation of a party marking the retirement of … Continue reading

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