A thought for my friends and family Last day Cycle to Syracuse. Thanks

Today we are on the last day of our Cycle to Syracuse in the USA. The RAF teams and the civilian teams and SARDA played a huge part in this tragedy. All the teams involved and our leader Bill Gault did what we had to do!

It was the troops training and strength that got us all through these hard days.

Over the last few days I have met so many families that we helped that day! In these days we rarely spoke about what we did.

All the families are amazed when I mention that our part of the story is being told to so many for the first time.

I am honoured to represent all the troops in RAF MR but all those from our civilian teams and SARDA from all over the UK.

This morning we cycle into Syracuse to meet so many more families. It will not be easy but I am part of a group of incredible folk the Mountain Rescue Teams that I love,

Thank you for your support share this please and if you can please speak to your fellow troops who were there or at other tragedies. This is so important as many stil

Suffer from what they did and saw.

We spent so much effort searching for folk we did not know let’s look after each other and our families and friends who without there support over the years life would have been so much harder.

I am sadly used to tragedy in my life but never on this scale as we meet family after family. After 30’years they have come to terms and radiate a love and forgiveness that few can understand.

It is with these folk and the strength within our small team who are incredible in their quest to get to Syracuse and complete a journey.

I love the forward thinking of the folks we meet how we can ensure the memories of all who were lost on that awful night are now giving us a drive for a better future.

We can only do what we can but with so many on support we can ensure we have a better world for future generations.

Thank you all please give your nearest and dearest a cuddle tell them you love them and look to the future .


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 A thought for my friends and family Last day Cycle to Syracuse. Thanks

  1. Dianne says:

    Great read Heavy. I know it has been an emotional time over the last few days but I bet it was lovely to meet the families and let them thank you for what all the teams did on the fateful day. Take it easy and well done everyone.

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