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2 June 1994. –  Over 25 Years ago and this story is still as vivid as it was when it happened. It started as an unreal day I was stationed at RAF Kinloss in Morayshire I had just stood down as … Continue reading

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I met a pal yesterday from my days at RAF Leuchars Mountain Rescue Team who was celebrating his 50 th birthday Tommy Pilling. He joined the RAF Leuchars MRT as a young lad in 1988. Now Tommy like me when … Continue reading

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Today I am meeting an young /old team member from my days as RAF Leuchars MRT Leader. I had a phone call asking if I was up for a day out from Tommy Pilling who is up in the Cairngorms … Continue reading

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It was pouring when we got up and it was a planned Moray Mountaineering bus meet to Glen Feshie. The club organised about 10 bus meets every year. Gordon the great “Bus monitor” organises it a thankless task. We managed … Continue reading

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Busy 18 plus hrs 3 plus hrs drive – Loch Arkaig / Loch Arkaig means a lot to me as my Dad trained in 1935/36 as a student minister. He loved the area and took me there in the mid … Continue reading

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The Voodoo crash Ardgour  Meall Odhar 7 – 16 May 1964 McDonnell F-101A (S/N 53-2425) from Bergstrom Air Force Base, Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo) I was in Ardgour alone recently after a few months not being able to get … Continue reading

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Update – Corbetts for Courses 2019   Wanted: more Corbetteers!  Mountain Aid: the hill walkers’ charity is trying to get all Corbetts climbed during its May 2019 initiative Corbetts for Courses. After a cold start to the month, the good weather is bringing out the hillwalkers and – now just over halfway through … Continue reading

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