Researching historic aviation accidents and locating crash sites in the Peak District & throughout the British Isles
Avro Anson Mk.XI NL185 from the Halton HQ Flight, RAF Bomber Command, crashed on The Cloughs near Edale, Kinder Scout, 23rd November 1945
Richard Douglas Speare
On the 23rd November 1945 Wing Commander Speare was on a ferry flight from RAF Halton near High Wycombe to Feltwell near Thetford. For an unknown reason he had flown some 70o off course and with no navigation aids other than a compass in the poor weather that prevailed that day he became hopelessly lost. Eventually he ended up flying across the southern end of the Pennines and flew into Kinder.