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Some more information on the Beinn Eighe Painting. Chat to the Coastguards in Mallaig

From Kenny ex Team Leader RAF Kinloss MRT   “We had some money bequeathed to us (1994 ish?) from a Dr who had died and who had been an ex Deputy OIC of KInloss Mountain Rescue Team in the ‘50s.   628 more words


A wonderful painting of Beinn Eighe and the story behind it for RAF MRT.

The photo above is of a wonderful painting by Pat O Donovan who was a member of RAF Mountain Rescue and I am sure painted this for the RAF Kinloss Team for one of their anniversaries. 2,769 more words

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Thanks for all the comments on PTSD and Mental illness ! 

Thank you for the supportive comments on yesterday’s blog. I did it as a former colleague contacted me as he realised that after over 20 years he was suffering from PTSD. 332 more words


Looking after each other and dealing with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and mental Illness! 

Many will know that I suffered from PTSD after Lockerbie in 1988 and at times it still effects me! I have written about it many times in my Blog and regularly hear from so many who suffer from it. 1,685 more words


A fall of snow on the Cairngorms - a few points of enjoying the winter.

I heard yesterday that snow fell on the Cairngorms and maybe this is the start of a long winter. I am off on Thursday to the Cairngorms so I will see for myself. 321 more words

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A must-see for anyone with an interest in Scottish mountaineering and mountain rescue. Various talks by Ian Spike Sykes.


TRANSITION EXTREME    Aberdeen   Thursday    27th October 7pm

IAN ‘SPIKE’ SYKES – ONETOUCH THEATRE  Inverness 31 Oct 2016 at 1930 

As a young man Ian was posted to RAF Kinloss Mountain Rescue Team where he was involved in some of the most legendary call-outs in Scottish mountain history, including the 1963 New Year tragedy on the Isle of Skye. 137 more words

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Memories of Assynt - Phil Jones RIP Team Leader - Assynt MRT

1991 Phil Jones -Memories of Assynt

Seanna Bhraig a past visit.

This Corrie brought back many memories but this was of a good friend who was the  Assynt Mountain Rescue Team Leader  Phil Jones was killed in a wind slab avalanche on February 3 1991. 610 more words

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