Off Topic One of my most memorable experiences was a rescue team exercise. Being picked up on a moonlit night from Cow Green Reservoir in an RAF Sea King was stunning. They approached with few lights(!) and turned the spotlight on when about 20m up. We were then airlifted about 5 miles to the top of Meldon Fell which had about 6 ins of hard snow on the top, and with the moonlight it was possible to read the map without a torch! It is the only time that I have ever managed 6km/hr across what is normally a bog - and that was with a stretcher being towed! It was also quite (!) exciting being flown with the winch door open sideways over Cow Green dam and down Cauldron Snout.
On a more serious note the RAF were very professional, on a real shout they worked brilliantly with the team and everything was checked and re-checked - nothing left to chance. I just hope 1) I never need to use the service as a customer and 2) our new free market solution is as good as the RAF.
(PS I thought this topic was going to be a complaint about that barking dog during an activation…)