On Wednesday 28th September 2022, Bowland Pennine Mountain Rescue Team were honoured and proud to receive their Queen’s Platinum Jubilee medals this week. 38 Operational Team members gathered at our Headquarters at Smelt Mill in the Trough of Bowland to receive their medals from His Grace, the Duke of Westminster.
Team Chairman David Matthews and Team Leader Kevin Camplin welcomed the Duke to the rescue Team where a minute silence was observed in honour of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II before the medals were presented to Team members.
The Duke then spoke warmly of Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II recognising the recognition towards the volunteer sector.
After the presentation, in which the Duke received a framed photo of the rescue team in operational action as a thank you, the Duke and Team members then had the opportunity to discuss mountain rescue, the local environment and the challenges that surround us.
Over 1700 Mountain Rescue volunteers from Mountain Rescue England and Wales are honoured to be recognised and included among the frontline emergency, armed forces and prison service workers across the UK who are recipients of the Jubilee Medal in celebration of Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.