Honour for mountain rescue team volunteer in Peak District

Buxton Team President Ian Hurst was invited to Buckingham Palace to receive an MBE. The Yeoman of the Guard and Ian in the Quadrangle at Buckingham Palace.
Buxton Team President Ian Hurst was invited to Buckingham Palace to receive an MBE. The Yeoman of the Guard and Ian in the Quadrangle at Buckingham Palace.
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A man who has spent years responding to call outs from stricken walkers, climbers and mountain bikers has received the MBE for his efforts.

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team president Ian Hurst was invited to Buckingham Palace to receive his medal from The Queen.

He was awarded it in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in June for ‘Services to Mountain Rescue in Derbyshire’.

Ian said “This is recognition not just for me but for the Buxton team and all mountain rescuers serving the Peak District.

“We are very lucky in the Peak District that so many volunteers will turn out in all weathers, day and night, in sometimes difficult circumstances to help others.

“I would also like to thank the outside agencies that assist us when requested – the police, ambulance, air ambulance, fire and rescue and the RAF search and rescue crews.”

Ian was accompanied by his wife Zan, daughter Michelle and son-in-law Rob.