Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team

 Base - Mill Forge, Gosforth

Officials and Team Members 2009

(Updated 20th July 2009) 





Honorary Presidents / Vice Presidents


Bill Pattison MBE


Lord Cunningham


Maurice Pringle


Edwin Hammond


Roy Sumerling


Alan Dunn


  Elected Committee Members




Richard Warren

Team Leader

Julian Carradice 

Deputy Team Leader

Lestyn Friend

Deputy Team Leader

Stephen Walter

Deputy Team Leader  

Gordon Starkie


John Bamforth


Richard Longman

Communications / Vehicles

Gordon Starkie

Equipment Officer Stephen Walter/Lestyn Friend
Buildings Mike Gullen
Projects Paul Fligg
Training Co-ordinator Kennedy Owens (co-opted)
Team Mechanic Martin Willey (co-opted)

Team Doctors (not Committee)

Mike Greene - Karen Greene - Charles Brett



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Additional Team Members : (Full)    

Pete Baines -  Martin Bentley - Tim Brooks  - Adam Campion  - Paul Cook - Debs Reekie  - Ian Harwood  - Peter Holburt  - David Kennedy - Penny Kirby- Jake Manson -Bob Mayow -  Paul McCracken - John Noake - Sue Noake Saffron Price~Walter- Rob Scott - Colin Smith  - Robert Tulloch - Ben Whiteley Dave Willey -  Martin Young

Members : (Honorary)

 Joe Arthy - Dave Barras - Bob Bennett - John Burrows - Howard Christie - Jack Cunningham MP - Alan Dunn - Dave Fryer - Jenny Green - Roger Green - Edwin Hammond - Keith Hudson - Arthur Humphries - Keith Hutchinson - Will Mullineaux - John Nellis - Mike Parkin - Dave Polhill - Maurice Pringle - Brian Smith - Gordon Steele - Roy Sumerling - Keith Thompson - Nick West - Royanne Wilding

Team Members : (Associate / Probationary)  

Chris Chripps (Mentor Mike Gullen) - Richard Harrison - Mark Hazell (Mentor Ben Whitely)

Amendment History

Updated 20th July 2009  - Debs Hayman-Start got married so her new surname is Reekie  

Updated 5th July 2009  - Annette Morris (Probationer) left the team

Updated 24th February 2009  - At committee 23/02/09 Dave Fryer recognised as an Honorary member.  Richard Harrison accepted as a probationary member

Updated 20th February 2009  - At committee 26/01/09 Mark Hazell accepted as a probationary member.  Dave Fryer retires from team February 2009

Updated 5th January 2009 - Prior to training Chris Cripps accepted as a probationary member

Updated 22nd November 2008  - At AGM 17/11/08 Committee relected with following changes

Updated 22nd November 2008 - At committee 29/10/08 Annette Morris accepted as a probationary member

Updated 22nd November2008 - At committee 30 September Peter Whaley accepted as a probationary member

Updated 1st March 2008 - At committee meeting 11/02/08 Mike Gullen was accepted as a full team member

Updated 28th December 2007 - Ed Richardson has had to leave the team (17/12/07) due to moving out the area; Gordon Steels retires as Vice President (24/12/07) 

Updated 13th November 2007 - At AGM 12/11/07 Committee re-elected unopposed although Gordon Starkie stepped down as DTL, Guy Newbold stepped down as Equipment Officer, Lestyn (Rob) Friend elected as DTL 

Updated 30th June 2007 - At committee 29/10/07 Keith Hudson and Nick West nominated for Honorary membership.  Note that both Nick  and Keith have now both retired from team.

Updated 5th May 2007 - At committee 23/04/07 Stephen Walter was appointed Vehicles Officer in addition to his DTL role and Guy Newbold was appointed Equipment Officer.  Probationers Pete Albion and Heather Moore have now left the team. Martin Willey appointed as team mechanic

Updated 23rd April 2007 - At an EGM held 16th April 2007 the two vacant committee positions were filled - Stephen Walter was elected as Deputy Team Leader and Guy Newbold was elected onto the committee.  

Updated 16th March 2007 - During January '07 Martin Young (DTL) and Paul Cook (Equipment Officer) resigned from committee.  At committee meeting 26/02/07, Mike Gullen was accepted as a probationary member

Updated 10th December 2006 - At committee meeting 27/11/06, Peter Albion and Ed Richardson were accepted as probationery members

Updated 13th November 2006 - At AGM new committee elected with Julian Carradice as Team Leader, Keith Hudson standing down as DTL, David Willey elected as DTL in his place, Rob Scott replacing Martin Willey

Updated 31st October 2006 - At committee meeting 30/10/06, Debs Hayman-Start and Rob Tulloch were accepted as Full Members

Updated 24 October 2006 - Ken Owens co-opted as as a committee member at 16  August '06 committee meeting.  Heather Moore accepted as a probationer at the 25th September '06 committee meeting  

Updated 3 August 2006 - Julian Carradice stood down as Team Leader 31/7/06 - team will run with deputies until AGM in November

Updated 24 June 2006 - Ian Angel, Homorary member and former team member died earlier this year whilst walking in Scotland - condolences to his family and close friends

Updated 26 November 2005 - During AGM on 14 November, Richard Warren elected as Chairman - all other committee members re-elected.

Updated 31 October 2005 - Ken Owens, Rob friend & Ben Whitely accepted as Full Members - Debs Hayman-Start & robert Tulloch accepted as probationers at 31 Oct committee - Tim Elvin removed from probationer list

Updated 1 May 2005 -  Guy Newbold back as a full member (returned  to area), Tim Elvin new probationer accepted 25 April, Rob Scott steps down from committee to full member

Updated 6th April 2005 -  Bob Mayow's name corrected

Updated 19th January 2005 -  no member changes just title of page changed to 2005

Updated 3rd December 2004 - John Bamforth is elected Secretary, Gordon Starkie elected Deputy Team Leader - Paul Cook elected onto committee

Updated 30th October 2004  - John Bamforth is Acting Secretary - Rob Friend & Ben Whiteley join as probationers

Updated 7th October 2004  - Ken Owens rejoins the team as a probationer August 2004, Jake Manson accepted as full member 28/9/04 - Guy Newbold, Alison Strafford, Fiona Henderson, Dave Brown, Peter Ward,  Jenny Watson leave the team

Updated 23rd February 2004  - Jane Spiking leaves the team

Updated 3rd February 2004  - Jake Manson has joined the team as a probationer - accepted at January committee

Updated 15th November  2003 - Jenny Watson has rejoined, Roy Sumerling & Alan Dunn are voted Vice-presidents at AGM

Updated 3rd September  2003 - Pim Van Den Eizen added to the Doctors list

Updated 6th April 2003 - Paul Fligg, Bob Mayo, Caroline Biourge, Colin Smith all made up to full membership 31/3/03 

Updated 8th March  2003 - Alistair Fletcher (probationer) leaves team - Peter Ward rejoins as Full Member 

Updated 2nd February 2003 - Alan Dunn and Howard Christie retire from the team and made Honorary Members

Updated 29th November 2002 - Committee changes following AGM - Gordon Starkie now deputy Team leader and Radio Officer - Tim Brooks now Buildings Officer - Mike Greene stood down due to being away from area for 2 months in Bangladesh.

Updated 17th October 2002 - Dave Barras retires and becomes an Honorary Member - Jenny Watson leaves for New Zealand - Fiona Henderson becomes a full member - Ian Strafford left team - George Carradice, Honorary Member passes away.

Updated 6th May 2002 - New probationers accepted 29/4/02- Caroline Biourge - Alistair Fletcher

Updated 31st March 2002 - New probationers accepted 25/3/02 - Paul Fligg - Bob Mayon - Colin Smith

Updated 23rd February 2002 - Charles Brett made up to full team member as of end January 2002. 

Updated 6th January 2002 - Martin Willey co-opted as Vehicles Officer - Saffron Price~Walter becomes full member

Updated 17th November 2001 - Fiona Henderson joined the team - Dave Brown, Jane Spiking become full members - Guy Newbold new Secretary - Rob Scott new Buildings Officer - Paul McCracken, Martin Willey off the committee - Keith Hutchinson becomes Honorary - John Sidney, Andy Graham leave the team    

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