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About heavywhalley.MBE

After dinner speaker Lecturer and Mountain Rescue Specialist. Environmentalist. Spent 36 years with RAF Mountain Rescue and 4 years with a civilian Team . Still an active Mountaineer and loves the wild places.

Work Started on the Beinn Eighe Lancaster Memorial at RAF Lossiemouth. A bit of the story!

I got some great news that “Work started on the new MRT Cairn! 39 Engr Regt at Kinloss are kindly taking on the build. Photo by Shane Rousell The Memorial has a huge story to it and the crash where … Continue reading

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Long day! A cycle in the wind and huge memories at Lockerbie.

It was a long drive to a long drive to Lockerbie for a meeting the roads were clear and I managed to make it just about 5 hours! I then had a brew and had an idea to cycle round … Continue reading

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Heading South!

Big drive today Meeting at Lockerbie and have a hired van so hopefully all will go well. Many who follow the Blog will understand what this wee town and its folks mean to me and many of my pals. Many … Continue reading

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Where is all the good Karma, car gone to scrappy. Always when parking put your car in gear.

Well I just got the car through the MOT filled it up and visited a pal when I went outside 30 minutes later and the car had run down the hill and hit a van! Thank God no one was … Continue reading

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This biking is bonkers. Any tips?

So far its been hard with the weather but learning biking at my age is not easy.I managed to help the Hopeman Scouts in there 24 hour bikeathon at Tesco in Elgin.  I had seen them when shopping with Wendy … Continue reading

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Mothers Day spoil them  – but we should love them and show them love every day.

I always think about my Mum even more so just now. A few days ago was the day of women who Inspire my Mum is without doubt the lady I was always inspired by .  It has been many years … Continue reading

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Meeting the RAF boys and A limited time but the wander into the winter wonderland of the Coire of the Snows was incredible. Please be aware of the Avalanche Reports!

Yesterday was catching up and then a quick wander into the Cairngorms to see if we could catch up with the RAF Winter Course. We did not leave till after 1300 but in my good mate Dan’s car we were … Continue reading

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