Category Archives: SAR

A Look back on the Munros 42 years on

Munros When I started my Munro mission in 1972 I was on a long journey to plan my weekend hills and had the Munro book and my own list with me everywhere I went. I was with the RAF Kinloss … Continue reading

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Mountain Aid Talk in Irvine a great night good crowd and good Craick . Thank you all for your support from the two local Mountaineering clubs.

Yesterday after a long drive back from Dunfermline from my first of 5 Mountain Aid Talks on Step up to Winter. I drove back to Ayr it poured all the way home. I was staying with my sister in Ayr … Continue reading

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Concerns over the helicopter support for Mountain Rescue Teams.

Below is a powerful Statement by some of the Mountain Rescue Teams . This will not have been easy to do for them. Sadly I knew this was coming I had heard the rumours as I am still very interested … Continue reading

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Cycle to Syracuse – Day 6 – visit a family , Police Escort tears, memories , joy and celebration. Paying respect and a journey completed,

Day 6 This last day started from a family house we left from yesterday. They had lost a loved one and it was an emotional start in the rain. “I felt so privileged and blessed to meet these amazing lads … Continue reading

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In praise Search and Rescue Dogs (SARDA) and what they did at Lockerbie.

One of the most understated group of folk I have met. SARDA ( Search and Rescue Dogs) For many years they worked alone men and women and dog on the mountains searching for lost souls. As a member of Mountain … Continue reading

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Ben More – Crianlarich a poignant day a visit with a daughter of the Crew of the Viscount Aircraft that crashed in the winter of 1973.

Yesterday was a great day as I was planning a hill at last. I stopped at Elma’s In Crianlarich early and dropped of the usual-food parcel. Elma has been a true friend of RAF MRT for 40 years. Her son … Continue reading

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A visit with Geoff a relative of the Beinn Eighe Lancaster crash crew to the Memorial at RAF Lossiemouth.

2018 May a visit to the Lancaster Memorial at RAF Lossiemouth it’s nearly completed. Yesterday the body was struggling after a busy few days and I was walking like the “tin man”but after sorting out my gear I had a … Continue reading

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