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Rescue Helicopter - when memes become real

Old 21st Sep 2022, 20:44
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This always works:

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Old 22nd Sep 2022, 07:59
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This always works:
Although not always how you want it - we were on a training sortie near Swansea and were asked by the CG to investigate a small vessel with some fishermen on it as they had received some odd reports about it. On arrival, instead of buxom beauties we were faced with a naked stag party doing some drinking and a little fishing, not a sight I want to remember and I won't recount what they waved with..........
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Old 22nd Sep 2022, 15:17
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On a very cold night time rescue on top of Ben Nevis, the Mountain Rescue team were loading the casualty through the cabin door. A man in a different colour jacket to the rest of the rescue team also attempted to climb aboard. “Are you with the MRT”? I asked him. “No” he replied. “But if you don’t take me now, you will be back for me in a couple of hours time”. So I told him to climb aboard and keep quiet.
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Old 23rd Sep 2022, 01:32
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Flood relief in QLD in 1974, the Huey team is called to a semi-trailer in floodwaters and a man waving from the window. Crew comes to hover over truck, sends down the "teabag" to quickly brief the driver and get him into the horse collar. Teabag asks if he is ready to lift, and driver says "After you pick me up, can you come back down for my wife?"
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Old 23rd Sep 2022, 07:17
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Or the crewman gets lowered to the man stuck in quick sand. He puts the rescue strop around him and the winch starts, but no amount of pulling will free him. They keep trying, but nothing will free the man from the quicksand.

”Would it help if I take my feet out of the stirrups?” he asks.
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Old 23rd Sep 2022, 09:12
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My 'screensaver' is the MS Birling Gap and Seven Sisters piccy and prompts memories of a call-out from Thorney to the Brighton area for the usual rubber dinghy being blown out to sea. Nothing found but we searched along this area and, approximately halfway along, at the base of the cliff was a small 'encampment' made from wooden palettes, on which were two young ladies and a male companion ... all starkers. Remarkable mainly for the ingenuity of the installation - although this pre-dated Brighton's much argued-about topless beach policy !
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