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Final ceremony marks end of Royal Navy's rescue Sea King base HMS Gannet

The flag has finally been lowered at a rescue base in a ceremony ending 44 years of history. HMS Gannet, home to the Royal Navy’s Sea King helico...

Royal Navy helicopter heroes plan final fly-past over mountain rescue scenes

Royal Navy search and rescue helicopter crew members will make a final fly-past of some of the scenes of their most daring operations this week.

Royal Navy Sea King rescue crews go out on a high as final shift begins

Crews at the UK’s busiest search and rescue helicopter base have started their final shift. The men and women who fly the Royal Navy’s Sea King...

Poignant moment for rescuers as HMS Gannet Sea King heads to great hangar in sky

Rescuers have said a fond farewell to a workhorse that has been involved in hundreds of operations helping outdoor enthusiasts in distress.

Royal Navy Sea King crew honoured for heroic rescue of Ben Nevis pair

The crew of a Royal Navy Sea King helicopter has been honoured for its heroic rescue of two climbers in blizzard conditions on Britain’s highest mountain.

Six-hour rescue for fallen Scafell Pike walker

An injured walker was rescued from a Lake District mountain in a six-hour operation involving two teams and a Royal Navy helicopter crew.

Lakeland mountain biker airlifted to hospital after being found unconscious in wood

A mountain biker was airlifted to hospital after he was found in woodland in the Lake District. Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team was called out abo...

Five teams in major operation to find two walkers lost overnight on Scafell Pike

Two walkers who got lost overnight on England’s highest mountain were found after a major search involving five mountain rescue teams.

Plea to Ben Vane walkers to look out for dog after injured owner winched from peak

Rescuers are asking walkers to be on the lookout for a missing dog after its owner had to be stretchered from a mountain.

'Lump in the throat' as public greets Royal Navy rescue crews' fly-past

Aircrews from the Royal Navy’s search and rescue helicopters made an emotional final tour of Scottish communities today.

HMS Gannet crest will hang in new Bristow helicopter rescue crews' base

The crest of the former Royal Navy helicopter rescue base will hang in the new civilian service’s crewroom in recognition of the history and heritage of the Scottish operation.

The outdoors year in view: our look back through 2015's triumphs, tragedies and curiosities

The year provided plenty of outdoor adventures, not least provided by Mother Nature herself, as exceptional weather became the norm.

Lake District felltop assessors continue despite Storm Desmond 'ripping apart' office

The Lake District’s two felltop assessors have vowed their work will carry on despite their base being ‘ripped apart’ by flood water.

Civilian rescue crews start training as Navy Sea King service nears end

Civilian rescue helicopter crews are to start training following the arrival of a new aircraft at its Scottish base.

Major search by 60 rescuers fails to find missing Steall walker Eric Cyl

A major search involving more than 60 rescuers at the weekend failed to find missing walker Eric Cyl.

Royal Navy Sea King makes first rescue landing on hospital pad 14 storeys up

A Royal Navy rescue helicopter has ‘christened’ a new landing pad at a Scottish hospital. The helipad is perched 14 storeys above ground at Sou...

Rescuers find body of missing Ben Nevis walker Kyle Knox

Rescuers have found the body of a walker who went missing more than two weeks ago on Ben Nevis. The crew of a Royal Navy helicopter spotted the bod...

Injured Lake District walker airlifted from Scale Beck path

A walker was rescued after suffering a serious ankle injury on a Lake District footpath. Mountain rescuers were airlifted to a site close to the wo...

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