First day cover from my days as Team Leader.

It’s hard to believe when I found this First Day cover on a tidy up that the military had all these assets available The Nimrod, The SAR helicopters and 6 RAF Mountain Rescue Teams.

Nothing stays the same and things move on few would believe that out of these three we now only have the RAF MRT at Lossiemouth, Leeming and Valley in North Wales.

The teams are still doing a superb job. Sadly the Co – Ordination the military helicopters have now been privatised and the new civilian helicopters aircraft are are a great asset.

The RAF Hercules does have a SAR capability and the new Maritime aircraft will big help for the future.

It’s amazing how time flies and how much things have changed but great to see the teams and SAR moving on from the early days.

Great memories thanks all.

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 The Golden years of Military SAR.

  1. Tony B says:

    Fantastic piece as usual 👍

    Liked by 1 person

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