2016-22 Callout Swindon

Sunday 17th July 2016

Called out by Wiltshire Police at 08:10 to search for a despondent male suspected of taking an overdose in the area around GWH.

Volunteers from Oxfordshire Search and Rescue and Berkshire Search and Rescue assisted.

Search suspended at 18:55 pending further Police enquiries.

2016-21 Callout Lyneham

Wednesday 6th July 2016

Called out by Wiltshire Police at 18:50 to search for a young runaway girl in the Lyneham area.

Girl located safely while Team were on route. Stood down at 19:35.

2016-20 Callout Tidworth

Sunday 3rd July 2016

Called out by Wiltshire Police at 18:55 to search for a despondent male in the Tidworth area.

Missing man located safe and Team stood down at 21:45.

2016-19 Callout Swindon

Tuesday 28th June 2016

Called out at 20:10 to search for an elderly man with dementia in Central Swindon.

Male located safe and well. Team stood down at 00:50.

WILSAR celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday

13 June 2016  |  News

Sunday 12th June 2016Gail (left) and John (right)!

While the rest of the team were recertifying their 5 mile annual fitness walk on Wiltshire’s Cherhill Downs, WILSAR’s Gail Leaman and John I’Anson were in London drinking Pimms and picnicking with the Queen! (Well, nearly!)

Gail, former Chair and John, former Secretary and Training Officer were selected to attend the Patron’s Lunch on the Mall in St James’s Park as part of the Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations. Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of Wiltshire, Sarah Troughton kindly rewarded WILSAR for their service to the community with two tickets to the event and our Management Committee chose Gail and John to attend in return for their continued meritous service to the Team over many years.

Her Majesty in fuschia

Pimms!This once in a lifetime experience saw 10,000 people fill The Mall in London for  its biggest ever street party! Having passed through security they were guided by The Patron’s Lunch volunteers to collect their bespoke M&S Patron’s Lunch Hampers containing a picnic style lunch and afternoon tea in a delightful wicker basket. Among the delicacies inside was Scottish smoked salmon mousse, a Pembrokeshire chicken salad, a mini piccalilli pork pie and even a can of Pimms. They were then entertained by a carnival-style procession, which began at Horse Guards Parade and travelled along The Mall, turning at the Queen Victoria Memorial. They waved and cheered as Her Majesty and the Duke of Edinburgh drove close by followed by other members of the Royal Family.The parade

Don’t worry, we know what you’re thinking… There’s another five mile fitness walk planned in two weeks time so the Royal Pair can keep current!!!The misty wet five mile fitness walk that the unfortunate two missed out on!


2016-18 Callout Cadley

24 May 2016  |  Latest callouts, News

Monday 23rd May 2016

Called out at 19:30 by Wiltshire Police to search for a vulnerable missing man in the vicinity of Cadley.
Man was located whilst Duty Phone Holder was taking the initial information prior to deployment.

2016-17 Callout Salisbury

17 May 2016  |  Latest callouts, News

Tuesday 17th May 2016

Called out to search for a despondent male in Salisbury.

Further details to follow…

2016-16 Callout Brinkworth

14 May 2016  |  Latest callouts, News

Saturday 14th May 2016

Search for a man with mental health problems in the Brinkworth area.

Further details to follow…

2016-15 Callout Swindon

13 May 2016  |  Latest callouts, News

Friday 13th May 2016

Called out to search for a missing despondent male in Swindon

Further details to follow…

SJP Big Walk 2016 – The Jurassic Coast

This weekend, 7-8 May 2016, WILSAR marshalled St James’s Place Foundation’s annual Big Walk. This year’s event saw 160 walkers making their way along 32 miles of the Dorset Jurassic Coast from Weymouth to Durlston Head over 2 days. The weather was lovely, the views breathtaking, the climbs challenging and the descents even more so!

WILSAR have been assisting SJP Foundation with organising and marshalling the Big Walk for the last four years. Previous locations have been The Lake District, Wiltshire’s White Horse Trail and Hadrian’s Wall. The Foundation and SJP staff raise hundreds of thousands of pounds each year for charities and WILSAR are proud to be a part of this by supporting them.

To find out more about St James’s Place Foundation visit sjpfoundation.co.uk


Ups and downs The formidable Jacob's Ladder Offering support

Start of Day 2  You want me to go up there?! 160 walkers and a teddy!Cliff!

Tail End Charlies, sweeping up the rear.

WILSAR’s “Tail End Charlie’s” keeping ’em going and trying not to leave anyone behind!