Category Archives: Mountain Rescue

The mountain rescue services use 4×4 vehicles to get to difficult to reach places. Their work includes rescuing casualties and find missing people.

PX 29 AA This is a Royal Air Force Mountain Rescue …



PX 29 AA This is a Royal Air Force Mountain Rescue Service Land Rover Defender. It is fitted with two full-width blue light bars on the front and rear parts of the roof. A roof box for storage has also been added to the roof rack.



The rear shot of the RAF MRT Land Rover. The vehicle is looking rather sorry for itself with rusty steel wheels and a heavily faded livery.

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J344 UDU is one of Swaledale MRT’s rescue ambulances…



J344 UDU is one of Swaledale MRT’s rescue ambulances. Based at Catterick, they respond to about 25 emergency calls per year. Notice the length of rope on the front and the ‘rescue’ mirror-image ‘number plate’.



The rear view of the 1992 Land Rover. Inside is seating, a stretcher and an array of equipment.



The above ambulance used to be a front line vehicle with Durham County Ambulance Service in the 1990s. Here it is in its former paint-scheme and roll in early 2000.

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PY52 JSX This is a cloder look at the Land Rover used …



PY52 JSX This is a cloder look at the Land Rover used by Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team to get help to people who are in difficulties on the fells in the Lake District, Cumbria. A full blue light bar on the roof is complemented with repeaters on the front bumper and around the roof rack.



Flashing blue and white lights help motorists see the vehicle a distance away. This is the one of the three vehicles operated by Cockermouth MRT.



The rear view of the same Land Rover. You can see that the spare wheel cover has specially made art work on it, and the windows are tinted black.

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G693 NHH leaving the rescue base. It is a 1990 blue Land …



G693 NHH leaving the rescue base. It is a 1990 blue Land Rover 110 V8 also with Cockermouth and is equipped in the same way as the 2002 example above. Notice the bulky winch fitted to the front and the orange paintwork around the grille to increase its road presence.



The rear view of the same Land Rover. It can carry eight people to an incident on the fells using its 182 bhp V8 engine. This Land Rover (G693 NHH) was made famous by being featured in a two-page spread in the “Big Book of Rescue Vehicles”.

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CN04 NPC is a Land Rover Defender 110 TD5 used by the …



CN04 NPC is a Land Rover Defender 110 TD5 used by the Central Beacons Mountain Rescue Team. The roof and the inside of the vehicle are filled with specialist rescue equipment. Notice how the roof light bar is nearly covered by the substantial roof rack.



The rear view, showing the additional blue rotating beacon above the rear door. Notice the wording on the wheel cover advising other vehicles to stay back from the Land Rover.

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