Category Archives: Aircraft incidents

What a mess we are leaving in the wild places and seas. Camusunary bay and bothy a piece from a special place on Skye. What can we do?

Many will know of my love of Skye not just the great Cuillin peaks but also the lesser known areas of this wonderful Island. Over the years I have built a love for not one of the classic peaks but … Continue reading

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1976 North – South Walk – Glen Affric – Food and boots drop off by Seaking helicopter. Greenfields and the Big 4 On Ben Nevis.

  Day 11  May 19 –  The bIg Hills of Kintail  – It was a great start from  Altbeithe Youth Hostel and another big day ahead. We had a look at the crash nearby of a Vickers Wellington that crashed … Continue reading

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A look back The North – South Walk 1976 – Loch Droma the Fannichs, The Nest bothy, Fionn Bheinn , Hospitality at Scardroy Lodge and not well?

Where were you 42 years ago in 1976 we had a plan, we used our leave for the full year nearly ? We lived on packet soup porridge and some compo rations. It was a North to South of Scotland … Continue reading

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Some photo memories of the RAF and my time in the Mountain and Desert Rescue teams.

The Beinn Eighe Lancaster Crash  was a huge tragic event in 1951. One of the team who were there on the recovery of all the casualties. In 2011 The troops meet Joss Gosling after a great day on Beinn Eighe. … Continue reading

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Anyone got a old RAF Cold weather Parker ? The memorial to the Beinn Eighe Lancaster at RAF Lossiemouth MRT.

A plea from Mick Tighe the custodian of the Scottish Mountain Heritage Collection is looking for a RAF Cold weather parka that was issued to the RAF Mountain Rescue Teams when I started. It was a heavy bit of kit … Continue reading

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Lockerbie the Cycle to Syracuse – A great honour – to represent the Military, Mountain Rescue and SARDA.

I have been asked why the great interest in cycling here is the story of why: I have the honour to join 4 Team members from Lockerbie in a “Cycle to Syracuse” It will be a hard trip physically and … 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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