Radio Scotland program on Sea Kings excellent review of this amazing aircraft and crews!

Today we had a really good program on Radio Scotland on the Out of doors  show . It made a recent  1 hour documentary on BBC TV look ordinary. I enjoyed the views of various aircrew John Prince ” The Prince” ex RAF Lossiemouth pilot what a joy it was to hear him speak  about the early days of the Sea King and the rivalry of the Wessex. He called the Wessex  the mini compared with the power of the Sea King.   It was interesting to listen to so many views and the program ended up with a flight with the Royal Naval Sea King at Prestwick and a incident when a bus crashed at the “Rest and Be Thankful” at Arrochar. The Navy Sea King was involved in a real nasty incident and it was amazing how no one was killed. It had many good interviews from climbers that had been rescued. My old friend Pete Greening  who was also in a RAF MR Team and had worked on the Sea Kings as an engineer had an accident a few winters ago. Pete was out walking alone in the Cairngorms and was blown over by a strong wind and broke his ankle. He tried to walk out but could not and had to get a helicopter from Lossiemouth to take him to the hospital.   Pete gave a good view from many areas as and engineer. mountain rescue and casualty.

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The program started off with a great words from a friend Don Shanks Ex Team Leader at RAF Leuchars and will try to get him to let me publish his thoughts.  You can listen again  to the  I Player Podcast it is really good. Well done the Out Of Doors .

http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/outdoors

 

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