Category Archives: Aircraft incidents

A insight into a different World of Cycling and meeting two icons Mark Beaumont and Alan Hinkes of the Outdoor world.

Yesterday I travelled from Ayr through the wonderful scenery of the Galloway and Borders on my way to the Keswick Mountain Festival. I passed many of the places where my Dad and Mum took us hill walking over 50 years … Continue reading

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There is more to the hills than a summit? A look at the two aircraft crashes on Braeraich in the Cairngorms. The Sinclair Hut now long gone.

Poignant view Many who enjoy the Munros and climb will note the off piece of aircraft wreckage about in the Cairngorms there are several wrecks.  On one of the Cairngorms high peaks Braeraich at 1296 metres is one of the … Continue reading

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2 June 1994 – From training Exercise to a real incident: The Chinook Crash Mull Of Kintyre and a visit in 2017.

2 June 1994 From training Exercise to a real incident: The Chinook Crash Mull Of Kintyre Twenty four years have passed and this story is still as vivid as it was when it happened. It was an unreal day I … Continue reading

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A visit with Geoff a relative of the Beinn Eighe Lancaster crash crew to the Memorial at RAF Lossiemouth.

Yesterday the body was struggling after a busy few days and I was walking like the “tin man”but after sorting out my gear I had a busy afternoon. Geoff who was with us yesterday on the walk up Beinn Eighe … Continue reading

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Early start for Beinn Eighe from Achintee Ben Nevis to Torridon a wet day. A humbling experience among the great cliffs.

Sat night – I had an easy night leaving the group to relax after a lovely day on the Ben where we stayed at the Ben Nevis Achintee bunkhouse. I was up at 0500 had a quick breakfast and then … Continue reading

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The Great Mull mystery a missing aircraft and pilot Christmas 1975 !

Last night I was called on the phone by an old pal Andy MacDade and his partner Marion. Andy was with me in my early days (1974 )in RAF Mountain Rescue in the RAF Kinloss Team. He was up North … Continue reading

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The 1993 RAF Mountain Rescue Calendar 1943 – 1993 some classic drawings.This one of Colin Pibworth BEM. A true legend..

The photo above is of the late great Colin Pibworth a man I took over from as Deputy Mountain Rescue Team Leader at RAF Valley! I was beginning my career in 1979 he was in his final years . Pib … Continue reading

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