DSRT Tavistock and Ten Tors.
Each year the Team provides Search and Rescue cover for the annual Ten Tors event. Our Team is based at Wilsworthy Camp which gives us exceptional access to the western moor.
The Team are on call throughout the duration of the event, not just for event teams requiring assistance but also for off moor callouts.
The Team never knows what to expect, and in the last few years the weather has seen the Team spend a weekend playing a moorland variation of cricket, because it was so quiet, right through to the event being cancelled because of severe weather conditions and assisting with the evacuation of 2400 participants.
We work closely with the other 3 DSRT Teams, The Army, Navy and RAF not only during the weekend but also on the run up to it as well. One of our Search managers would normally be based at Okehampton Camp in the control cell helping to co ordinate any search or rescue tasking that comes in.