A Moray Aviation group fundraising event will reunite Skipper with Rescuers of daring 1988 mission

A Moray aviation group will stage a reunion between a north-east skipper and the rescue heroes who saved him from stormy seas. Volunteers from the Morayvia Science and Technology Centre at Kinloss are arranging a massive fundraising evening at a historic venue near Elgin next month. During the bash at Innes House, they will celebrate the region’s rich search and rescue past by laying bare the details of an especially daring mission which took place in 1988. The seven crewmen aboard the Peterhead fishing boat, Budding Rose, made a frantic mayday call when the vessel began taking on water in gale-force conditions 100 miles east of Aberdeen. A Sea King helicopter was scrambled from RAF Lossiemouth, and all the fishermen were winched to safety during a painstaking three-hour operation. The drama was filmed by a TV documentary crew, and the footage will be screened during the event on Saturday, September 17. Budding Rose skipper, Peter Bruce, will attend the gathering and will offer some personal reflection on his harrowing experience. Read the story here 08:46

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