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Glendessary – Sgurr Cos na Breachd – laoigh ( peak of the cave or bonny calf) and unpronounceable name.

These early starts It was up at 0500 away at 0630 and it was raining when I left to pick up Derrick the birthday boy 75 yesterday in Forres and then on to Dunphail to pick up Babs. The rain … Continue reading

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A lovely day up to the Anson Crash in Assynt with the Commonwealth War Graves Commision.

I was in Assynt after coming up overnight and staying at the Naismith Hut at Elphin. The drive up was stunning and in the morning I was awakened by deer at the door and another stunning day in the North … Continue reading

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Off again – Heading to Assynt to the Anson Crash near Ben More Assynt to check out the Memorial on the mountain with the War Graves Commision.

I am just recovering from 3 days in Skye and tonight I head up to Assynt to visit the Anson Crash site near Ben More Assynt. I have written about the replacement memorial cairn on previous blogs so deleve in … Continue reading

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A Long Journey back, so many great people/ characters Bill Shankly Memorial and the views outstanding Glencoe magic.

  I left down South at 0200 to miss the traffic on the motorways. Unfortunately the best laid schemes of “mice and men” and the closure of the M6 from junction 14 – 16 and the Birmingham works all added … Continue reading

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Sept 1988 – 50 th Anniversary of Pitreavie Castle!

In my early days before mobile phones, it was the trusted land line or the local Police that called you out. The RAF Mountain Rescue Teams were controlled by two Rescue Coordination Centres at Pitreavie Castle and Plymouth. In Scotland … Continue reading

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Some memories. Working with the Air Investigation Branch (AIB) The Wessex Helicopter crash on Ben More and St Abbs Head Jaguar.

  The photo above shows a part that few realise happens when the recovery of casualties is over after an aircraft crash then the Air Investigation Branch (AIB) investigate the crash site for clues to why the aircraft crashed. The … Continue reading

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A sad day for SAR in Ireland. Spare a thought if you see a SAR Helicopter today and never take them for granted!

“Tragedy in Ireland – sadly  air, sea and shore searches are continuing this morning for the three crew missing from the Irish Coast Guard Sikorsky S-92 helicopter which crashed off the north Mayo coast early yesterday morning. Senior Irish Coast Guard pilot Capt … Continue reading

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