What is the Mountain Rescue Emergency Response Driver Course?

Aim of the Course

The aim of the course is to train personnel to be competent and qualified RAF Mountain Rescue Response Vehicle Drivers.

Facilitated by IDT(A).

Entry Standards

  • Phase 3 personnel currently serving with or ear-marked to serve with the RAF Mountain Rescue Service.
  • Must hold a GB issued photocard driving licence with at least a full category B (car) entitlement or national equivalent.
  • Must have completed Defence General Service Driver Module 1 or national equivalent.
  • Be fully conversant with the current version of the Highway Code, and it is advisable that they have studied ‘Roadcraft’ (the Police Drivers Manual).
  • Must have at least 3-years’ service remaining.


Five (5) working days, with three (3) courses per year.


Defence School of Transport Leconfield.

Outline of Course

Drive a Mountain Rescue Emergency Response Vehicle on and off road, under blue light emergency conditions and employing skid correction techniques. Students will also:

  • Carry out driver maintenance.
  • Carry out vehicle recovery procedures.

Qualifications Gained

RAF Mountain Rescue Emergency Response Driver Competency.


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