Sep 9 2014
For the second time in the last few weeks …. Red again takes over from Dark Blue, as team members receive another new item of team clothing
In the teams very early days a solitary cloth badge constituted the teams uniform / identity.
In June 1985, a Team woollen sweater was introduced in to the membership, dark blue with two light blue chest stripes ….. and current team member Mike Marsh and our Team Leader Garry Rhodes MBE still have theirs – and what’s more Garry occasionally still wears his!
Dark blue cotton sweatshirts came next in August 1985, and in May 1995 came a cotton ‘summer shirt / polo shirt,’ in sky blue with a white BMRT logo.
More clothing followed, gradually building up the very comprehensive PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) Clothing we now issue to all our members.
We reported on our website on Sunday 31st August 2014 that recently the Team Council had decided upon the purchase for every team operational and Support Group member of a thermal base layer t-shirt, replacing our cotton dark blue shirts as the teams base layer clothing.
It was also decided to replace our still issued dark blue cotton sweatshirts with a fleece top.
Most team members to date have been issued with their new thermal t-shirts, which are in an eye catching red (MREW colours) with the MREW / Bolton MRT logo very prominently displayed on the right hand side arm, and left side front chest, whilst the wording MOUNTAIN RESCUE in large white letters is displayed on the back.
This purchase and free issue to every team member has cost the team £350.00, with most team members having ordered at least one more red thermal t-shirt and paid for such themselves.
This evening, our entire team membership started to receive our replacement top for our old cotton sweatshirts, which is a KEELA Micro Pulse top, in bright red, with black side insert and arm panels.
The MREW / Bolton MRT logo figures prominently on the front right chest, in the form of an embroidered badge.
In total 58x KEELA tops have been purchased by the team, at a cost of £928.00, which are being issued to every team operational and Support Group member.
If any of our kind readers would wish to sponsor the £350.00 purchase of the t-shirts, we would acknowledge such kindness within our website and our associated Facebook and Twitter sites.
Likewise if any of our kind readers would wish to sponsor the £928.00 purchase of the KEELA tops, we would also acknowledge such kindness within our website and our associated Facebook and Twitter sites.
Please keep watching our website for news of the replacement of our KEELA Munro Mountain jackets, originally purchased in January 2004, with Montane Alpine Endurance Event Jackets very soon.