Category Archives: Aircraft incidents

July 1944 – Wellington Crash in the Mondaliaths and the very early days of RAF Kinloss Mountain Rescue

July 1944 – The Early days of RAF Kinloss Mountain Rescue Team July 1944 – With the increasing number of flying accidents in the mountains, Mountain Rescue was playing a more important part in RAF Kinloss Station activities based in … Continue reading

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New book coming out soon – Lost to the Isles LOST TO THE ISLES – Accounts of Military Aircraft Accidents Around the Scottish Isles 1945-1990.

The Islands of Scotland are special places and I remember my father taking me to the Isle of Arran and on these great mountains  showing me some of the aircraft wrecks that are on the hills. My Dad told me … Continue reading

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The Little known RAF Mountain Rescue Service – 1946 from the Illustrated London News.

Many thanks to Dave Earl for this look at the past, thanks Dave.  These were from the early days of Mountain Rescue when the Police,locals did any rescues that occurred in the mountain areas often assisted by the Clubs, Climbers, … Continue reading

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4 seasons in a day on Beinn Eighe at the Lancaster crash at the Triple Buttress with two special people.

On Sunday I was up at 0500 and away by 0545 it was raining as I headed over to the West Coast to Torridon to meet some pals for a visit to the Beinn Eighe Lancaster crash in the wild … Continue reading

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Early start again – Off to Beinn Eighe to the Triple Buttress and the Lancaster Crash.

I will be heading off just before 0600 to meet a few pals including Geoff a relative of one of the crew from the 1951 Lancaster Crash. Geoff has annually visited the great Corrie on Beinn Eighe and pay his … Continue reading

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Carrbridge – the 300 year old pack horse bridge how many stories does it have?

Yesterday was a great day and I was off to Newtonmore for a game of golf. As I stopped to pick up my pal Tom Jones for a game of golf at Newtonmore I was as always very early so … Continue reading

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Past visits to the Lancaster Crash on Beinn Eighe.

This Sunday I am re – visiting Beinn Eighe with one of the crew relatives  of Fg Off R Strong to the small memorial that is on the propeller on the screes below the huge Triple Buttress. It will be a special … Continue reading

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