Following the two minutes silence of reflection and gratitude, wreaths were laid by, among others, the Submariners Association, local Cadets, Scout Groups, Girl Guides and Brownie groups and Police Scotland Youth Volunteers. Laying the wreath on behalf of the Royal Navy this year was Commodore Donald Doull, Naval Base Commander Clyde.
No amount of training can prepare you for the effects of altitude sickness and though all of us are suffering to various degrees, we all feel hugely grateful to be safe, well and now in the midst of our three day walk out of the Khumbu valley.
Serious concern about this ensued amongst residents, who called meetings to discuss the proposal – and make clear their opposition to the Kirk’s plans for the house. One woman, when she heard there was a distinct possibility that teenage boys and girls with records of questionable behaviour would be moving in next door to her declared that she would be getting out.