Category Archives: Lockerbie

Looking back on 2017 – some thoughts!

The old saying that the main thing in life is: “Health is wealth” and that is what makes life so much better! I am so privileged that I have been able to share so many adventures with some great folk … Continue reading

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Beinn Enaiglair – 889 metres – Breamore Junction and a grand wee hill in the mist.

Away early and got driven by Babs and her lovely Black Lab to the hills via Dingwall to collect Brent. We were hoping to climb the big Corbett not far from Beinn Dearg near Breamore Junction on the Ullapool road. … 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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Reflections on a trip to the Chinook Crash Memorial at the Mull Of Kintyre.

I have been sorting out my washing and gear from a great trip to The Isle of Arran and Ardgour via the Mull Of Kintyre. I was  away for over a week and it ended in in Arran with my … Continue reading

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Lockerbie – Looking for help from those who were there and a photo of the Control Point in the School?

  Not many know that Mountain Rescue, SARDA and a many other Agencies apart from the Police, Fire Brigade Ambulance,Coastguards and Raynet were involved in the tragedy of Lockerbie in December 1988. It is a day I will never forget … Continue reading

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RAF Kinloss/Leuchars MRT – gone but not forgotten?

I am working on a lecture about Resilience in Edinburgh in February. “LEADERSHIP IN A CRISIS – HOW DO YOU PREPARE YOUR TEAMS FOR THE WORST” and it is amazing how many characters mould you in life and beyond and … Continue reading

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As another anniversary of Lockerbie looms -Keep an eye on those involved and you ❤️ at this time.

As I passed by Lockerbie on Sunday going South it as always is ever easy ! Since the Disaster in 1988 it has had a huge effect on my life and those I love ! I was there with the … Continue reading

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