Category Archives: Aircraft incidents

Lockerbie another year on and the pain is still there.

Today is the Anniversary of the Lockerbie Disaster in 1988. I was the Team Leader of the RAF Leuchars Mountain Rescue Team. My first stint as TeamLeader and I had a great young team. We were involved in so many … Continue reading

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The Wellington Crash 10 Dec 1942 Corrour / Alder Estate – Geal Charn. A sad but amazing tale.

There are few who know of this incident yet it is an incredible event. It takes you back to the dark days of the war 1942 when Britain was struggling. This tragic Crash was on 10 th Dec 1942. Near … Continue reading

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Early lessons from the “helicopter Fast party” The USAF F111 that crashed on Skye 7 Dec 1982. 30 min to get your life sorted .

The changes over the years in Mountain Rescue and the introduction of a fast party for deployment by helicopter changed a lot of our protocols. In the RAF Mountain Rescue. Things changed we could be flown all over Scotland to … Continue reading

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Tomorrow I hope to visit them Maurader aircraft Crash Accident Site near Achnasheen It was on the 3 rd June 1943 – Beinn na Feusaige (625m / 2,051ft) Hill of the beard

Tomorrow I hope at long last to be visiting this crash site near Achnasheen. I have not been before and as I am staying nearby at the Jacobite hut I will leave early and hopefully the weather will be kind … Continue reading

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The Anson Crash – Aeroplane Flats near Conival – Assynt

This paragraph below was written by a relative of the crew of an Anson aircraft that crashed in the far North of Scotland. “Sgt Harry Tompsett with Sgt’s Jack Emery and Charles Mitchel at 19 OTU RAF Kinloss Scotland in … Continue reading

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An Lurg Wellington crash a special visit for Remembrance Day.

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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Podcast on Beinn Eighe about 30 min in from Joss Goslings Diary / on Radio Scotland – Scotland Outdoors sept 4 th!

Yesterday the Scotland Outdoors programme did a piece from Joss Gosling’s diary. It was I thought a great tribute to Joss Gosling and the Kinloss Mountain Rescue Team in 1951. The link is below : https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/scotland-outdoors/id261779480?i=1000534293033 It was wonderful to … Continue reading

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Sea King Helicopter Memories.

My first memory of the. Seaking was getting dropped of on Ben a Bhuird for winter climbing in the late 70’s. After being so used to the Wessex it was so big and we could get many more on the … Continue reading

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Comments on my blog on “The use of the Stress Bottle before counselling”

Yesterday I wrote a piece on my blog on the use of alcohol in my early days con Mountain Rescue? Many will know I was at Lockerbie, (270 Fatalities) The Shackleton crash on Harris ( 9 fatalities) and the Chinook … Continue reading

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The Beinn Eighe Lancaster crash by Doctor Brewster The Moray Mountaineering Club.

This was given to me a long time ago it was from the Moray Mountaineering Club Journal (1981) This is the story of the search for a missing Lancaster aircraft on Beinn Eighe the article was written 30 years ago … Continue reading

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