Tweed Valley Mountain Rescue Team recently hosted colleagues from the RAF Mountain Rescue Service for a training weekend in Melrose, Scotland. The team from RAF Lossiemouth traveled south for area familiarisation and training in the South of Scotland and Northumberland, staying in the Tweed Valley team’s Melrose base.
The RAF Mountain Rescue Service has a primary function of rescuing downed aircrew and providing aircraft post-crash management services, in addition to providing critical support to civilian mountain rescue teams. The training weekend provided an opportunity for the two rescue teams to share knowledge and expertise, as well as work together on various scenarios.
“We were delighted to host our colleagues from the RAF Mountain Rescue Service,” said a spokesperson for Tweed Valley Mountain Rescue Team. “It was a great opportunity for both teams to learn from each other and enhance our capabilities in the field. The weekend was a great success and we look forward to continuing our partnership with the RAF Mountain Rescue Service in the future.”
The partnership between civilian mountain rescue teams and the RAF Mountain Rescue Service is crucial in ensuring safe and efficient rescue operations in the UK’s mountainous areas. The training weekend in Melrose highlights the importance of collaboration and continuous learning in the field of mountain rescue.
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