Mountain and Cave Rescue Awareness Day

Posted by David O'Sullivan on 30 October 2016 | 0 Comments

Today is Mountain and Cave Rescue Awareness Day. You may be surprised at some of the things we get up to, here's a short list of some of the key areas: Upland, urban and water searches for missing, lost or despondent persons; emergency pre-hospital care in remote areas working in partnership with the Police, Ambulance service,... Read more...


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David Whitmore honoured in New Year's Honours list

Posted by David O'Sullivan on 12 January 2016 | 1 Comments

Paramedic, Senior Clinical Advisor and member of Derby Mountain Rescue Team, David Whitmore, has been awarded the prestigious Queen’s Ambulance Service Medal in the New Year’s Honours List for his commitment to life-saving work.   David Whitmore David Whitmore His nomination recognised a number of the fantastic contributions that David has made while part of the London Ambulance Service,... Read more...


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Gill donates vital equipment to Derby Mountain Rescue Team

Posted by David O'Sullivan on 18 December 2015 | 0 Comments

Pictured: Members of DMRT's water section accepting the donation from Matt Clark, Product Design Director at Gill   Nottingham-based manufacturer of sailing clothing, Gill, has donated brand new kit worth in excess of £5,000 to the water section of Derby Mountain Rescue Team. The rescue team had recently been deployed to Cumbria, where they, along with other... Read more...


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Steve Hilditch MBE - Funeral Arrangements

Posted by David O'Sullivan on 18 December 2015 | 0 Comments

The service will be held at Derby Cathedral at 14:00 hrs on Friday 18th December. (please be seated by 13:40) Dress code for Mountain Rescue Team Members: Black trousers/skirt, black shoes, your 'Mountain Equipment’ MR Jacket, wear what you feel is appropriate underneath your MR jacket.   Please note the family have requested people not to wear black... Read more...


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Steve Hilditch MBE 1952 - 2015 (updated)

Posted by David O'Sullivan on 21 November 2015 | 29 Comments

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of fellow team member and former Team Leader Steve Hilditch MBE.  Steve passed away at the Derby Royal Hospital on the night of Friday 20th November 2015 following a year long battle against cancer. Steve was an inspirational man and a father figure to many people,... Read more...


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Brailsford Pantomime

Posted by David O'Sullivan on 13 November 2015 | 0 Comments

  Martin Cavill and the Brailsford Pantomime Cast Martin and the Brailsford Pantomime Cast Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls Derby Mountain Rescue Deputy Team Leader and Peak District Controller Martin Cavill will be making a cameo appearance in this year's Brailsford Pantomime... Oh yes he will! Earlier this year the team were called to Brailsford... Read more...


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Denstone College raise £1000 for Derby Mountain Rescue

Posted by David O'Sullivan on 20 July 2015 | 0 Comments

  Denston College Donation Pictured LTR: Revd. Rupert "Fr Ru" Jarvis , Gareth Sandbrook, Dai Sandbrook, Brian Sidaway, Mick Watson   Derby Mountain Rescue Team has received a donation of £1,000 from Denstone College as part of the school’s annual charity fundraising challenge. Every year the college hold a charity challenge; charities are nominated by the students who... Read more...


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Lost and found: a Twenty-Three year old Derby MRT Expedition plaque 'as good as new'

Posted by David O'Sullivan on 2 July 2015 | 0 Comments

Spitsbergen 1992 Expedition Group Spitsbergen 1992 Expedition Group (Back Row LTR: Nick Howarth, Helen Daniels, Martin Dodd, Robin Knott, Martyn Turner, Maurice Underwood, Martin Cavill)  (Front Row LTR: Wendy Barratt, Brian Sidaway, Dot Asquith, Steve Hilditch, Troy Crate, Phil Leivers) In 1992 a group from Derby MRT went on an arctic expedition to Spitsbergen, Svalbard (a Norwegian archipelago).... Read more...


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Steve Hildtich Awarded MBE (updated)

Posted by Kevin Corcoran on 13 June 2015 | 1 Comments

Steve Hilditch, who recently stepped down as team leader of Derby MRT after 34 years in the role, has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s 2015 Birthday Honours List. Steve has been a team member for over 46 years and after spending 34 years of that as team leader, continues to serve as a... Read more...


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