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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