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It was a long warm 4 hour drive yesterday to my home town of Ayr to speak at a fundraiser for Galloway MRT. My grand kids were heading home to England on the same day so I am glad my … Continue reading

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Last night I had a visit from an old pal Terry Moore I had known Terry since 1975 when I was in RAF Mountain Rescue. Terry ended up a good pal and also a fine Mountaineer. Yesterday he met up … Continue reading

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Living with Psoriasis – March 2019

Living with Psoriasis – March 2019 Few who read this will know I have psoriasis yet I spent 37 years in the military with it. I have been hospitalised three times for several weeks at a time when they had … Continue reading

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Visit to Beinn Eighe to the Lancaster Crash by the RAF Lossiemouth MRT. Many thanks.

Beinn Eighe in 1951 was a place a lot different from today, it was a remote area with simple roads and though one of the best mountains in Scotland was in winter a serious undertaking. Beinn Eighe is the bulkiest … Continue reading

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Thoughts on another tragedy – looking after those involved. 

Thoughts on another tragedy – looking after those involved. Every time there is a mountain tragedy my phone rings and it is the media after a quote or a few words. A few want the sensational quote or even criticism … Continue reading

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A few days at Ossian Youth Hostel. The Wellington Crash on Geal Charn in the dark days of the war and the Corrour tragedy.

Set high on Rannoch Moor and surrounded by Munros, Loch Ossian Youth Hostel is only accessible by rail, bike or on foot. It’s the perfect location to get away from it all and access unspoiled natural beauty by the bucketload. … Continue reading

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RAF Mountain Rescue – Now and Then:​1984 to 2018 “Have things really changed​​ Willie MacRitchie:​1984 – trialist at RAF Leuchars MRT​2018 – WO MRS”

Now and Then:1984 to 2018 I was very lucky to been able to re publish this article by my mate Willie MacRitchie an Islander  from Lewis. Willie was a very young lad when I met him at RAF Leuchars in … Continue reading

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