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Dog Tales, from the back of a land rover, Helicopter, Hercules - The end.

I was getting old by now I was over 10 and as they say had some “paper round” my body was as one would expect beginning to show my age. 575 more words

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Dog Tales from the back of a Land rover helicopter - Early Kinloss days - 3 days on the Ben and the Harris Shackelton Crash.

Now it was not till late October 1989 that we moved to RAF Kinloss in Morayshire and it was hard leaving the troops at Leuchars. Heavy was taking over as the Mountain Rescue Team Leader of the Kinloss Team, it was the job he wanted. 932 more words

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Tales from the back of a Land rover Part 13 - The Sea King Crash and Al MacLeod RIP

1989 – We hoped for a quiet time in the team but there was no chance of that in winter. Straight after New Year we had a spate of Call –outs and then a near disaster when the Sea King crashed on the big Corrie on Creagh Meaghaidh. 721 more words

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Dog Tales from the back of a Land rover part 12 - Christmas 1988, Tranter's Round - Jaguar Crash at St Abbs Head.

After Lockerbie there were massive reports to be done and this was before the Leuchars Team as always went out for the Festive period. It is hard to imagine how could we be festive after what had happened. 1,072 more words

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Dog Tales from the back of a Land Rover Part 11 - Working with the Navy Helicopters and Lockerbie

1988 It was another hard winter with the team dealing with many call – outs. We did everything all over Scotland and the young team responded so well. 832 more words

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Dog Tales from the back of a Land Rover - Part 10 - Bothy days and nights early days at RAF Leuchars MRT.

Heavy has broken his ankle he has a pin and plate in and for most of the next year he is trying to get hill fir. 1,196 more words

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Dog Tales from the Back of a Landrover Part 9 Barra call out and big hill days.

I am now 6 years old in human years and as Heavy says in my prime, I am now at RAF Leuchars in Fife and loving the team, the hill days were great and I was ticking of lots of Munros. 1,334 more words

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