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2 June 1994 – From training Exercise to a real incident: The Chinook Crash Mull Of Kintyre and a visit in 2017.

2 June 1994 From training Exercise to a real incident: The Chinook Crash Mull Of Kintyre Twenty four years have passed and this story is still as vivid as it was when it happened. It was an unreal day I … Continue reading

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Your never to old to learn or fall off a bike / a journey of pain and incompetence!

This new game of cycling is hard going especially for a mechanically dyslexic person like me! I went to see my mate Kenny who was my Deputy in the RAF MRT and then became my Team Leader! He is a … Continue reading

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Early start for Beinn Eighe from Achintee Ben Nevis to Torridon a wet day. A humbling experience among the great cliffs.

Sat night – I had an easy night leaving the group to relax after a lovely day on the Ben where we stayed at the Ben Nevis Achintee bunkhouse. I was up at 0500 had a quick breakfast and then … Continue reading

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Good night in Fort William heading up Ben Nevis .

I am heading up Ben Nevis today with a big group containing several old pals from Mountain Rescue. Most have come from the Stafford area and arrived at all times last night! They have a lot of pals and we … Continue reading

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On way to Ben Nevis

I had a grand drive down to Glencoe today it was a superb day the hills were stunning! Snow was still high up on the hills but every thing was so green. This is superb time of year to see … Continue reading

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Fly tipping on the Dava Way near Grantown a long standing problem all over. Terrible in many places Loch Laggan on going !

Yesterday I went for a wander along the Dava Way. The main road was shut to Grantown due to roadworks so we went the back roads! After visiting an old climbing ground Huntlys Cave then we wandered along the Dava … Continue reading

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Lovely day in Moray – cycle Forres to Nairn and evening chat to Burghead and Hopeman Heritage Group.

After catching up with someĀ  personal admin (made a curry for Wendy my friend of many years) dropped it of and had a chat. She is going well for in her 80’s then headed of for a short cycle from … Continue reading

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