Category Archives: Aircraft incidents

The other side of Mountain Rescue.

I often get contacted by families many years after a tragedy that I was at in my days in Mountain Rescue. For many families it takes years to come to terms with an accident. Families even get in touch about … Continue reading

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Starting the Conservation Men’s Mental Health – an interview with Andy Elwood.

Yesterday I had been asked to help with a video and interview for Men’s Mental Health. I am just back from Skye taking some relatives from America to a crash site of a USA F111 where their father died in … Continue reading

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Sgurr Na Stri Skye A wonderful moving day and a visit to the USA F111F Crash site.

On the 29 June 2019 I was asked along with Adrian Trendall a local Skye Mountain Guide to accompany the brother and sister to a aircraft crash site where they lost their Dad in December 1982 . At that time … Continue reading

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  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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