Category Archives: Aircraft incidents

Spey Bay a wander a chat to the B.A.L.L Group and a forgotten airfield where 70 airmen lost their lives

My local area never seems to amaze me, yesterday was a superb day after a few days of storms but I missed my weekly gold to give a chat at Spey Bay about 20 miles away. I was speaking to … Continue reading

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A blowy wander to the Green Loch, Ryvoan bothy a poem, thoughts of family and John Muir. 

My plans were thwarted with the big winds. The car was batterd up at the car park in the Cairngorms, the forecast was right big winds. I decided  it was back to Glenmore Lodge for a wander up to the … Continue reading

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Sad times in the USA a few thoughts.

“A gunman on a high floor of a Las Vegas hotel rained a rapid-fire barrage on an outdoor concert festival on Sunday night, leaving at least 59 people dead, injuring 527 others, and sending thousands of terrified survivors fleeing for … Continue reading

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Killin MRT 50 th Anniversary Ceilidh. Thanking not only the Team member’s but the partners and families that support them.

Saturday – It was a needed break after the hill in the afternoon and then head out from the Coach House Hotel in Killin to the McLaren Hall.It was only a short walk and I arrived early to check what was needed … Continue reading

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50 years service by Killin Mountain Rescue Team a celebration.

This Saturday I will be with my great pals Killin Mountain Rescue Team on a party at the MaClaren Hall Killin to celebrate the 50 th Anniversary.  I have been invited to speak to the team family friends and supporters … Continue reading

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A visit to Rockall in July 1982 – a interesting tale?

The Rockall Club recognises the named individuals below as having landed on Rockall http://www.therockallclub.org/The_Rockall_Club_Honour_Roll.html 1982 – B Tucker & L Turner (Dept of Trade), John Coull, Derek Scott, Steve Ross, Dave Whalley Last night I had a drink for the first … Continue reading

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A past visit to the An Lurg Wellington Crash site near Bynack Mor in the Cairngorms.

The Cairngorms are a wonderful place and apart from the well tramped Munros and superb climbs there are places of great wildness and the area is full of tales and secrets. During the war there was a huge military presence … Continue reading

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