Category Archives: PTSD

The hidden costs of the Voluntary Rescue Services.

A friend started a discussion on the RAF Mountain Rescue Facebook page. He mentioned with great honestly the difficult period for relationships and many families have when their loved one joins a Mountain Rescue Team. Like many voluntary Services, the … Continue reading

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Tragedy and how it effects the community.

I have been writing about the Shackelton Crash in Harris and received so many kind comments from the families who lost loved ones. There has been superb comments from others who were involved with the Rescue Agencies. Many are heartfelt … Continue reading

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Apologies for having to cancel a few talks recently I am trying to get health sorted out.

This week I should have been down South doing a talk for the Mayo family and the Bowland Pennine MRT but unfortunately I have not been feeling great for a while. One of the problems was I lost my voice … Continue reading

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Kegworth – Aircrash- ” lest we forget.” Three weeks after Lockerbie in January 8 th 1989

A friend Steve Roberts wrote this and it worth remembering. Thank you Steve. “Deepest respect and condolences to the relatives of the Boeing passenger jet which went down in Iran. Yet we must not forget the Kegworth Air Disaster – … Continue reading

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Crazy Sorrow – The life and death of Alan Mullin a book that is hard to read but you have to finish it.

This is the story of one of Scotland’s young mountaineers Alan Mullin his short life and his dad death. To me it tells a story of a horrific childhood the effects of sectarian bigotry, a hard life in the military … Continue reading

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Sgurr Na Stri Skye A wonderful moving day and a visit to the USA F111F Crash site.

On the 29 June 2019 I was asked along with Adrian Trendall a local Skye Mountain Guide to accompany the brother and sister to a aircraft crash site where they lost their Dad in December 1982 . At that time … Continue reading

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This is the second part of the above incident. When you arrive at such a scene of incredible trauma and destruction it is amazing how you cope. This was the job the RAF Mountain Rescue train for an unfortunately this … Continue reading

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Yesterday I had a visit to Glenmore Lodge Near Aviemore to help with a video on Mental Health Awareness Week for Mountain Rescue. The Cairngorms were looking superb with lots of snow high up. I am still not ready for … Continue reading

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Shackelton AEW MK2 WR965. 30th April 1990 Grid reference NF 996914   The RAF Mountain Rescue was formed during the Second World War to rescue aircrew from crashed aircraft in the mountains of the UK. To this day the 3 … Continue reading

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Cycle to Syracuse film on Borders Tv. Thank you all for your support.

Thank you to Borders TV The full story of ‘Cycle to Syracuse’ – a charity bike ride by five Lockerbie residents to the New York university which lost 35 students when Pan Am flight 103 was bombed over Scotland in … Continue reading

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