Congratulations to team friend and our National Secretary Peter Smith on attaining forty years in mountain rescue

The team sends its fullest congratulations to our friend and colleague Peter Smith, Mountain Rescue England and Wales Honorary Secretary and a very long serving member of Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team, who was recently honoured to receive national recognition on attaining forty years in the service of mountain rescue.

In his time with the Calder Valley Team Peter served for many years as Team Leader, he also served within our regional body the Mid Pennine Search and Rescue Organisation (MPSRO) and its predecessor the Mid Pennine Mountain Accident Panel. (MPMAP) for many years as the Regional Training Co-Ordinator.

Within our team we have Alan James who joined Rossendale Fell Rescue Team as was (Now Rossendale and Pendle MRT) in 1967 and went on to be a founder member of our team in 1968, and still remains a very active member of the team on exercises and call outs. (Forty four years service to mountain rescue) and Geoff Seddon, our long serving and still current Deputy Team Leader, who joined the team in 1969 (Forty two years service to mountain rescue)