Res­cue team man’s royal mis­sion

The Galloway News - - HIGH COURT CASE -

Gal­loway Moun­tain Res­cue team was called out on a spe­cial mis­sion last week – but there wasn’t a ca­su­alty in sight.

In­stead, vet­eran mem­ber Ken McCub­bin donned his best suit to catch the early train from Carlisle to Eus­ton to at­tend a gar­den party held by Prince Charles.

Ken, 70, was among four Scot­tish Moun­tain Res­cue del­e­gates in­vited by the Duke of Rothe­say to the Buck­ing­ham Palace bash.

Charles’ 70th birth­day pa­tron­age cel­e­bra­tion last Tues­day was at­tended by around 6,000 peo­ple.

Ken, who has been a GMRT mem­ber for 43 years, said: “These days don’t come along very of­ten and when you get the op­por­tu­nity you want to savour ev­ery mo­ment. Charles and Camilla were just half a me­tre away from me.”

Smil­ing Ken McCub­bin at the party in the grounds of Buck­ing­ham Palace

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