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Search Field Skills and Search Management courses now available in the shop

If you've an interest in developing your search planning and management or search field skills – either from scratch, or as continuing professional development – look no further. Mountain Rescue England and Wales is now offering its unique courses through our shop, so you can book your place and pay online – no more searching around for that cheque book!

Search Field Skills runs Friday 15 August to Sunday 17 August, in Bangor, North Wales. Developed to address the knowledge and skills required by searchers operating in the field, this course considers the vital role of search parties and how they might maximise their efficiency and effectiveness. Price £370.

Search Planning and Management runs Saturday 9 August to Wednesday 13 August, also in Bangor. This five-day course is aimed at those with a developing interest in search management, or as CPD for experienced search managers. Price £490.

Both courses are available with residential or non-residential options and are eligible for the payback scheme applicable to members of England and Wales teams. For further details, go to the online shop.

Mountain Rescuers receive Queen's Birthday Honours

Dave Williams, team leader of the Aberdyfi team, in mid-Wales was awarded the MBE for services to the RNLI and mountain rescue. And Peter Barron, of Keswick MRT in the Lakes received the British Empire Medal (BEM) for services to the Lake District and voluntary service to mountain rescue.