Category Archives: Aircraft incidents

Filming in Lockerbie yesterday – trying to explain what I am trying to achieve and make people aware of PTSD and mental health.

Yesterday I took the long drive to Lockerbie 250 miles to assist with a documentary that Channel 5 are hoping to finish in mid November. It is about the Lockerbie tragedy that I was involved in 1988. I was a … Continue reading

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Heading to Ben More Crianlarich.

Yesterday I had a rest day and later on I had an incredible drive down to Onich near Glencoe stopping in my favourite places. The temperature had hit 30 degrees at home it was so warm! I love the drive … Continue reading

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Wessex Memories. Helicopter Mountaineering, refuelling from barrels and the odd story.

I just found this photo of the Wessex troops, we had some fun with them over the years great days in that helicopter. Great drop of and pick ups, my favourite was a trip to the Island of  Eigg climb … Continue reading

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In Praise of Village Halls. 75 years of RAF Mountain Rescue.

In praise of Village Halls! The RAF Mountain Rescue trained most weekends all over Scotland and the UK. In my early days we camped a lot and on the odd weekend used the village halls or Garages Barns or Lodges … Continue reading

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The TV Documentary Rescue a great insight into SAR and the tragic Piper Alpha Fire. Sadly we lost one of our own – Gareth Watkin RIP.

I was listening to radio Scotland yesterday and heard a moving account by Paul Berriff who directed the famous Rescue Series on the TV 1988 – 1989 . He was based with his film crew and some outstanding mountaineers filming a … Continue reading

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The Re – dedication of the Lancaster Propeller Memorial at RAF Lossiemouth.

Yesterday a group were present at RAF Lossiemouth for a re dedication of the memorial of the Lancaster Crash on Beinn Eighe in 1951 . It was great to have Joss Gosling who was on the call – out and … Continue reading

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The Beinn Eighe Lancaster Crash and how the propeller was moved from high on Beinn Eighe its some of the story.

    The photo above is the propeller from the Lancaster from RAF Kinloss that crashed on Beinn Eighe in the hard winter of 1951. RAF Kinloss MRT and locals were involved in the recovery over several months of all … Continue reading

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