Course Reports, November 2015

Search Skills

There was a disappointing response to this course and after 2 people dropped out we ended up with just five participants.  The weather for the outdoor session was terrible but in true Dunkirk spirit we soldiered on.

The material was well received and all participants gave positive feedback.  Good contacts with the HM Coastguard HQ have been established and we look forward to an on-going dialogue with them, particularly with regard to a possible Instructor course along the lines of our Irish Coast Guard and Irish Civil Defence models.

Initial Response Search Management

Class of 2015
The Search Management Class of 2015 gives it their close attention

Numbers this year were lower than usual but we still had a good group who found the course rewarding, with eight MRT members, six Coast Guards and one delegate from the Civil Air Patrol. It is interesting to see that some MRTs are regular attenders on this course and send members each year.

Once again The Centre for Search Research provided subsidies for volunteers attending either of these courses. This year the subsidies for the two courses amounted to £630 in total and brought the amount that we have donated over the last four years by way of subsidies for our November courses to well over £2,000.

We intend to continue with these courses held here in Northumberland in November and to offer a subsidy to any volunteer who attends. If you are interested in finding out more about any of our courses please get in touch via