Category Archives: Aircraft incidents

RAF Mountain Rescue – Now and Then:​1984 to 2018 “Have things really changed​​ Willie MacRitchie:​1984 – trialist at RAF Leuchars MRT​2018 – WO MRS”

Now and Then:1984 to 2018 I was very lucky to been able to re publish this article by my mate Willie MacRitchie an Islander  from Lewis. Willie was a very young lad when I met him at RAF Leuchars in … Continue reading

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Great memories

Looking through some old photos the one above is a Moray Mountaineering Club Meet on the Island of Eigg. We took the chance of climbing the Sgurr in full snow cover. How lucky were we to spend a few days … Continue reading

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The Kegworth Air Disaster a few thoughts. Thinking of all those who lost their lives and the Agencies involved including RAF MRT.

Few will realise that after Lockerbie Tragedy in December 2018 a few weeks later on this day there was another Aircraft crash.   Again the RAF Mountain Rescue Teams Stafford and RAF Linton on Ouse/Leeming were on scene and I … Continue reading

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Looking back on the 30 Anniversary of Lockerbie the Cycle to Syracuse “Look Back

Looking back on the 30 Anniversary of Lockerbie the Cycle to Syracuse Lockerbie “Look Back Act Forward” These are my thoughts after my Cycle to Syracuse University in the USA 30 years after the Lockerbie tragedy. This cycle was in memory of the … Continue reading

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Beinn Eighe Poem – Tomorrow is my great pal Joss Goslings Funeral in Fort William my thoughts are with the family.

Beinn Eighe poem Unseen from the road, the majestic cliffs are hidden. The long walk, views expanding as we climb. 2016-January-Liathach-pinacles.jpg Liathach brooding in the mist, is watching? As usual we meet a family of deer Family of Deer Beinn … Continue reading

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Skye – F111 Crash 7 Dec 1982 – Sgurr na Stri .

I make no excuse for putting this article up again this incident was to me life changing and after I returned from America from the commemoration for the 30 th Anniversary of Lockerbie I spoke to a few folk about … Continue reading

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Channel 5 Documentary on  Lockerbie “The unheard voices”

Firstly thanks for the many kind words I received from so many on the documentary “The unheard voices “ that was on Channel 5 last night.  I heard from a lot of folk and I was glad that many learned … Continue reading

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