RIP Peter Howells, OBE1947-2016

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Peter Howells. Chairman of Central Beacons MRT.

Peter was a founding member of the Morlais Mountain Rescue team, later to become CBMRT. He served the team in various roles. It is as Team Leader and Chairman that he spent many years not just leading the team on many hundreds of callouts but also doing the important things of ensuring the team was ready to respond to calls for help, whether that was by picking up a screwdriver to fix something or picking up the phone to help secure funding for “the next big project”.

As well as his leadership roles within the Central Beacons team, Peter also held a number of National & Regional level roles helping form and develop Mountain Rescue in England & Wales.

Peter, originally from Dowlais, Merthyr Tydfil, lived in Newport. Working for South Wales Electricity/Western Power as an electrical engineer and trainer.

As well as being an integral part of Mountain Rescue, Peter also played a leading role in the Gwent Constabulary obtaining the rank of Commandant of the Police Specials for the force Peter was awarded the OBE by her Majesty in 2005 for services to Mountain Rescue.

As a team, our thoughts at this time are with Peter’s wife Penny (current Team Leader CBMRT) and Peter’s daughter Rachel.

RIP Peter Howells, OBE, 1947-2016

Further details available from Huw Jones – CBMRT Press Officer pressofficer@cbmrt.org.uk

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Central Beacons Mountain Rescue Team covers South, Mid and West Wales, Central area of the Brecon Beacons, incorporating Pen-y-Fan, and the Ystradfellte waterfalls