It was the Kendal Mountain Rescue Team that needed a new vehicle, and offered us the old one. Behind the scenes, it had been handed over, and give a make-over to make it a proper DCRO car. And now we would be presented with it. We combined this with a training in Kents Cavern; more about that in a later post.
Floodlights were ready for our vehicle to give acte de presence. It arrived with flashing blue lights and siren! We were all very impressed. James Hull of Kents Cavern handed the keys over to our chairman Brian, and then we could all go and admire it. A bit strange they did all that in the shadow of the car; not good for pictures! After the training we did a little photo session on the other side of the Landie, though not all of our members were willing to pose.
If someone now gets into trouble underground somewhere, we can show up with all our kit in less time, and get the casualty out in less time. And with more style! I won't be driving it; they asked for drivers, but I'll be buggering off soon, and I don't have the desired experience in driving 2000kg+ vehicles. But I trust our dear team will have a good time with this new toy!
Admiring glances in the direction of the Landrover
Was it Gandalf who gave a speech? No, our very own Brian, who unfortunately suffered from a back injury.
James Hull of Kents Cavern hands they keys over to Brian, this time looking like Brian
And this is the beauty!
And we're quite handsome ourselves, come to think of it!