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Don Siddons B.E.M RAF Mountain Rescue Kinloss MRT and the Firefly aircraft crash on Lochnagar in 1949.

This old press cutting sent to me by a pal Dave W Earl is a grand tribute to the RAF Kinloss Mountain Rescue Team Leader Don Siddons I would imagine it was printed in the Press and Journal a year after the incident when a Firefly aircraft crashed near Lochnagar in 1950. 384 more words

Mountain Rescue

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. 997 more words


Fun day in the Roseille forest with Burghead primary school and Outfitmoray! Moray Mountaineering Club AGM a slide show -Hills on Horseback / General Wades Roads: 

Yesterday it was a busy morning helping Outfitmoray a local charity that I am the patron of with their Active Schools day at my local Burghead primary school. 1,162 more words


Am  I a wind coward or just getting old?

I always look at the weather forecast and the wind speeds, the forecast is a guide so when I arrive in an area I keep my options open. 728 more words


The Mountain Bothies Association MBA.

At the weekend a lot of us enjoy a break out of the wind and rain in a Mountain Bothy we were up in the far North at Lochiveraon at the West end of loch a’ Bhraoin. 820 more words


Alex Jock Pirrie - 10 years anniversary

My pal Pete Greening wrote this I had to republish as it was a great tribute to Alec  “Jock” Pirrie.

Today marks the tenth anniversary of the passing of my great friend, Alex ‘Jock’ Pirrie. 1,224 more words


Torridon Mountain Rescue Team needs your support - Please watch this video and if you can give a little..

When I left the RAF MRT I was lucky enough to work with the Torridon and Kinlochewe Team for a few years. Old age and illness made me retire at 60 after 40 years with the Mountain Rescue. 415 more words