The insignia on the badge was adopted from Keynan Swaili from an original team member and it was in 1971 that the team achieved it's charity status. You can visit the Charity Commission website where all annual accouts of the team can be viewed.
In 1997 the team changed its name, to Western Beacons Mountain Search and Rescue Team. The name change to Western Beacons Mountain Search and Rescue Team, gave a positive indication of the team’s primary operational area within South Wales, for search and rescue operations. The addition of Search to the team’s name, highlighted the variety and differing nature of the incidents attended, such as urban and rural searching, as well as the search and rescue activities in mountainous and rough terrain.