Category Archives: Aircraft incidents

  The early days of Mountain Rescue was done by Police, local keepers, stalkers, shepherds, Coastguards, climbers and in the very early days the RAF Mountain Rescue. When I was Team leader at RAF Kinloss I managed to collate all … Continue reading

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Rockall is a very small island lying approximately 300 km (186 miles) west of St Kilda. St Kilda is 66 km (41 miles) west of Benbecula in the Outer Hebrides, and 430km (267 miles) from the nearest point on the Irish mainland. The … Continue reading

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This is the second part of the above incident. When you arrive at such a scene of incredible trauma and destruction it is amazing how you cope. This was the job the RAF Mountain Rescue train for an unfortunately this … Continue reading

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2 June 1994. –  Over 25 Years ago and this story is still as vivid as it was when it happened. It started as an unreal day I was stationed at RAF Kinloss in Morayshire I had just stood down as … Continue reading

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Today I am meeting an young /old team member from my days as RAF Leuchars MRT Leader. I had a phone call asking if I was up for a day out from Tommy Pilling who is up in the Cairngorms … Continue reading

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The Voodoo crash Ardgour  Meall Odhar 7 – 16 May 1964 McDonnell F-101A (S/N 53-2425) from Bergstrom Air Force Base, Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo) I was in Ardgour alone recently after a few months not being able to get … Continue reading

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This photo was taken yesterday – The Shackleton Memorial on Modal Harris photo taken by D McLeish taken on the 29 th Anniversary 30/4/19. This was from a friend who ran the Crash Guard team after we left Harris we … Continue reading

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