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Royal Air Force Mountain Rescue - RAF Kinloss

 
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Roxy
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 11:01 pm    Post subject: Royal Air Force Mountain Rescue - RAF Kinloss Reply with quote

This memorial is a propeller of a No 120 Sqn Lancaster and has recently been moved to a new, purpose built, building that houses the RAF Kinloss Mountain Rescue Team.

The plaque reads:

In Memory of The Crew of Lancaster TX264 CXX Sqn

Flt Lt HS Reid DFC - Pilot
Sgt R Clucas - Pilot
F Sgt G Farquhar - Engineer
Fg Off R Strong - Navigator
Flt Lt P Tennison - Signaller
F Sgt J Naismith - Signaller
Sgt WD Beck - Signaller
Sgt JW Bell - Signaller

They died when their aircraft crashed near the summit of Beinn Eighe, Torridon - 14 March 1951



A direct result of difficulties experienced by rescue teams attempting to reach the site of this crash the Air Ministry directed that training and equipment of RAF Mountain Rescue Teams should be dramatically improved, enabling them to operate in the most hazardous conditions.

To acknowledge that directive the motto of RAF Mountain Rescue is: 'WHENSOEVER'

Roxy
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Remembering my ggf, Pte Thomas Roberts, 10 SR, killed 25 Sep 15 at Loos.
Also remembering Flt Lt Al Squires and CXX/3 killed 2 Sep 06 in Afghanistan.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 11:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 11:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:25 am    Post subject: WMR (ex UKNIWM) number Reply with quote

WMR 79035
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