Category Archives: Aircraft incidents

75 years on a forgotten tale of the Wellington Crash 10 Dec 1942 Geal Charn near Beinn Alder.

Beinn Alder Crash  10 th Dec 1942 There is an amazing story of a Vickers Wellington  aircraft 10/12/1942 that crashed south eastern flank of Geal Charn  One  crew member survived in mid-winter and went for help – what a story … Continue reading

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35 years on – 7 December 1982 – The F111 USAF crashed on Sgurr Na Stri (The hill of Strife) Isle of Skye.

I heard from another person from the USA who had read my blog  last night, he was on this incident on the enquiry team after the crash for the F111 aircraft on the Isle of Skye. I thought it was … Continue reading

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Heading home from Glen Clova A glen for all seasons?Memories of past days with the RAF Wessex from Leuchars. Neil Robertson stretchers?

The Glen Clova Hotel was packed the small bar only a few seats the rest were full with meals being served that looked great so I has a quick pint after dinner and back to the bunkhouse. It would be … Continue reading

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1989 Some thoughts on the Sea King crash on Creag Meaghaidh and a few other memories.

One of the Lochaber MR Team commented on a photo I put up on my Blog a while ago it was of an incident during 1989 I was the Team Leader at RAF Leuchars and had just been told that … Continue reading

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A wonderful tale of remembrance on Beinn Eighe from the Royal Marines 45 Commandos.

I have had a busy weekend no hills preparing for the Mountain Aid lectures and missed out on the hills. I was also getting over a cold( man flu) Its been a sad week losing Paddy who ran Inchree accommodation. … Continue reading

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A few thoughts on friendship, life and the continuing struggle with PTSD!

I am home after a great weekend and Dave and Sue have come up to Burghead from Canada for a visit. This weekend I have met so many old pals and their partners at our Annual Reunion for the RAF … Continue reading

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RAF Kinloss MRT Incidents 1965 – 1969 “The Golden Years of SAR”

    As mentioned in the previous blog these were ever changing times huge advances in ability in climbing due to improvements in gear and this also included Mountain Rescue equipment. The Fox of Glencoe ” Hamish MacInnes had developed … Continue reading

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