Category Archives: medical

RAF Kinloss MRT 1960 – 1965 “The start of the Golden age of SAR ?”

As I write this I am down at the RAF Scotland Reunion in Newtonmore with over 100 ex members of the Scottish RAF Teams. There is fresh snow an the hills and that prolific climber Andy Nisbet has climbed one … Continue reading

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RAF Kinloss MRT 1950 – 1959 Incidents and photos.

This is a copy of some of the incidents involved in the RAF Mountain Rescue Team at RAF Kinloss during 1950 – 1960. These were still early days in Mountain Rescue when Rescues were done by local Police, climbers.the SMC, … Continue reading

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Thanks for all the comments on PTSD and Mental illness ! 

Thank you for the supportive comments on yesterday’s blog. I did it as a former colleague contacted me as he realised that after over 20 years he was suffering from PTSD. It was good to see the response and I … Continue reading

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. PTSD can you help highlight this tragic medical illness. The 22 Aug is a big day!

Many will know my thoughts on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and how it affected myself and many of my RAF Mountain Rescue Team  and our civilian teams after Lockerbie in 1988 . It was a nightmare that despite that … Continue reading

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Lyme Disease – worth reading and getting the knowledge about.

A pal Pete Mitchell let me show this photo about tick bites and Lyme disease. I have a few friends who are and have had this awful disease, we are far more aware than ever nowadays about it but please … Continue reading

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There is nothing more important than quality time with those you love and care for.

These are sad days with the UK in turmoil after the Referendum and the tragedy in Turkey a place and a people I love. At times you feel what next yet there is so much good about. I have been … Continue reading

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The Celtman a full on day in Torridon with specail people.

I had been up since 0200 and on the Loch with Taff and his crew as safety cover for the Celtman. It had all gone well and I was not to be on the hill till 1400 so I hoped … Continue reading

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