RAF Mountain Rescue Service falls under 85 Expeditionary Logistics Wing A4 Force Elements. Founded by Flight Lieutenant (later Squadron Leader) George Graham in 1943 and grown by volunteers since, each RAF Mountain Rescue Team is managed by permanent staff and part time volunteers from across all three Services.
The three teams are ready for instant deployment across the UK at any time, every day of the year to carry out their primary roles of Aircraft Post Crash and Incident Management and Search And Rescue (SAR) of Military Personnel, as well as secondary and tertiary roles including SAR, Military Aid to Civilian Authorities and have, in the past been asked to assist civilian aircraft crash management.
RAF MRS Headquarters is based at RAF Valley which commands and allocates taskings across the teams at RAF Leeming, RAF Lossiemouth and RAF Valley.
RAF Mountain Rescue Service would like to thank OutdoorActive for their sponsor support.
To generate and sustain a world-class high-readiness incident response for Search and Rescue and Aircraft Post Crash Management operations. Capable of self-sustaining all-weather deployment to all regions within the UK and globally in support of MOD aviation and resilience operations.