Yesterday was the 36th anniversary of the incident on Ben more, when the RAF search and Rescue Wessex helicopter, containing members of the team crashed.

The resulting incident killed our team leader Harry Lawrie BEM and critically injured fellow team member Ian Ramsay in addition to two members of the RAF Wessex helicopter crew.

Some of the members who were part of the team that day paid a visit to Ben More yesterday to remember their friend Harry, his late wife and team member Jean. Those in the pictures have attended many hundreds of rescues, and it’s always a time for us to remember fellow team members out that day who are no longer with us.

Additionally; some members of the team also climbed Ben Ledi to pay tribute. At the top of ‘the Ben’ is a cross erected by team members, family and friends within the local communities the team serve in remembrance of Harry following the tragedy.

The team also continue to thank members of the public, many of whom lived in the area at the time of the incident, who helped support the team members and their families during that difficult time. They are always in our thoughts as we remember.

“I love the hills”
Harry Lawrie BEM.

Sgt Harry Lawrie BEM. ©️ Killin MRT
Remembering silently on Ben Ledi. ©️ Killin MRT
Some members who were involved in the incident 36yrs ago ©️ Killin MRT

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