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Training 2002

April 2002. The annual helicopter training with the RAF was combined with a two-casualty incident staged on Sgurr an Airgid above Morvich. The helicopter is a Westland Sea King from D Flight, 202 Sqn, Royal Air Force, based at Lossiemouth.

The hill party about to leave by helicopter.

 

The helicopter winches the team onto the shoulder of Sgurr an Airgid.

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Meant to be screaming in agony but he just kept smiling. You cant get the staff ...

 

Pracitising 'highline' technique to stabilise the winching operation.

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May 2002. A joint exercise involving cliff and shoreline rescue was held at Ardelve with Plockton Auxiliary Coastguard, Kyle Lifeboat and the MCA Helicopter from Stornoway. The helicopter is a Sikorsky S-61N operated by Bristow Helicopters on contract to the Maritime & Coastguard Agency.

 

Kintail team members assemble and tie-on a stretcher.

 

A Kintail team member attends to a 'casualty'.

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Lifeboat crew and Aux Coastguards attend to a 'casualty'.

 

A 'casualty' is taken to the Lifeboat.

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The Coastguard helicopter arrives.

 

The Coastguard helicopter winches up a 'casualty'. 'Highline' technique is being practised.

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