1932 – The Rucksack Club and the Fell and Rock Climbing Club combined to form the Joint Stretcher Committee to design a stretcher for mountain rescue.
1936 – The First Aid Committee of Mountaineering Clubs formed to supervise mountain rescue posts (Renamed to the Mountain Rescue Committee in 1950).
1938 – 1942 first “unofficial” RAF Mountain Rescue Teams in action at RAF Montrose, RAF Millom, RAF Harpur Hill and RAF Llandwrog.
1943 – Flight Lieutenant George Graham is credited with creating the first officially recognized RAF team at RAF Llandwrog in North Wales.
1947 – Coniston Fell Rescue Team ( now Coniston Mountain Rescue Team) the first civilian mountain rescue team in England formed.
1965 – Holme Valley Moorland Rescue Team formed. It was later renamed Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team at the request of Mountain Rescue England and Wales to assist them establish a “corporate identity” for mountain rescue.
1989 – The Holme Valley Team became a Registered Charity (No. 1015532) to help the Team with vital fundraising.
1991 – The Team is awarded a Chief Constable’s Commendation for 25 years of service to West Yorkshire Police.
1993 – The Team became a Limited Company by Guarantee (No. 2764292) to protect members against potential financial ruin.
2002 – Twenty-three members of the team are awarded the Queens Golden Jubilee Medal for emergency service personnel.
2006 – The Queens Award for Voluntary Service presented to the team by the Duke of Kent at the team HQ.
2007 – Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team elects Gillian Howarth as the first woman Team Leader in England and Wales.