Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

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1926 – 2022 British Cave Rescue volunteers join with those across the UK and the world in offering our deepest condolences to all in the Royal family at this very difficult time.  

BCRC presentation to Bill Whitehouse MBE

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A special presentation was made during the closing session of the ResCon22 cave rescue conference in Castleton on Sunday 26 June. Peter Dennis, current BCRC chairman, on behalf of the BCRC Executive officers, presented Bill Whitehouse with a figurine of … Continued


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Cave Rescue Conference Participants representing many of the BCRC cave rescue teams gathered at the Rotary Centre, Castleton, Derbyshire over the weekend of 24-26 June 2022. This was a welcome resumption of the biennial BCRC cave rescue conferences, albeit a … Continued

Thanks to BCA and SubBrit

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BCRC extends thanks to BCA and SubBrit for financial support of casualty bag project Gratitude was expressed to Russell Myers, British Caving Association and Phil Catling, Subterranea Britannica for the generous financial support received from both organisations for the BCRC … Continued

Tribute to outgoing Treasurer, Heather Simpson

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A presentation of a photograph signed by members of the BCRC Executive committee, was made to Heather Simpson during the Annual General Meeting, Buxton on Sunday 10 April. This was a modest gesture to express appreciation for the six years … Continued

Cave Incident Report – 2021

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Incident Report for the Period 1st January 2021 – 31st December 2021 The summary of the incidents for 2021 (both underground and surface) in which cave rescue teams have been involved has been collated and is now available as a … Continued

Cave Rescue Incident – Ogof Ffynnon Ddu

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6-8 November 2021 A major incident in Ogof Ffynnon Ddu became apparent after an initial response on Saturday afternoon (6th November) confirmed a seriously injured caver. A full mobilisation of the South and Mid Wales Cave Rescue Team (SMWCRT) was … Continued

European Cave Rescue Conference

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11th-14th November 2021, Ramales de la Victoria, Cantabria, Spain Two years had elapsed since the previous European Cave Rescue Association’s (ECRA) conference, held in Croatia 2019. Thoughts of an autumn 2020 conference dissolved in the face of a further rise … Continued

The Rescue

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The 2018 Thailand Cave Rescue – London Screening On Wednesday evening 27th October, a delegation from the BCRC executive were lucky enough to be invited to a special UK screening of ‘The Rescue’ National Geographic documentary film in London.  The … Continued

Medical Weekend July 2021

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BCRC Medical Weekend Over the weekend of July 17-18 we held our Medical Weekend in the Forest of Dean at the Gloucestershire Cave Rescue Group base. Medical officers from cave rescue teams from all over the UK, together with representatives … Continued