The view towards Clatteringshaws Loch from the crash site of Dragonfly G-AEHC

2nd February 1937
Dragonfly G-AEHC
London Express Newspapers Ltd
Darnaw, Dumfries & Galloway

The Croydon based aircraft was being used to prove a safe air route from Renfrew to Speke under the sponsorship (and ownership) of the Daily Express in an unofficial response … Continue reading “1937-02-02|Dragonfly|G-AEHC|London Express Newspapers Ltd|Darnaw, Dumfries & Galloway”

Crash site of Avro Anson L7949 on Lairdside Hill near Lochwinnoch

19th September 1938
Anson Mk.I L7949
No.12 E&RFTS, RAF
Lairdside Hill, Renfrewshire

The crash was reported in the Scotsman as occurring while the aircraft was descending through cloud towards Prestwick while flying from Newcastle.  The aircraft’s pilot John Charlesley walked the mile … Continue reading “1938-09-19|Anson Mk.I|L7949|No.12 E&RFTS, RAF|Lairdside Hill, Renfrewshire”

Wreckage at the crash site of Avro Anson Mk.I L9153 on Corserine, Rhinns of Kells

9th January 1939
Anson Mk.I L9153
No.12 E&RFTS, RAF
Corserine, Dumfries & Galloway

The aircraft had left Prestwick for a navigation training flight, the burnt out wreck was discovered the following day by a shepherd on the lower slopes of Corserine. One of … Continue reading “1939-01-09|Anson Mk.I|L9153|No.12 E&RFTS, RAF|Corserine, Dumfries & Galloway”

Crash site of Avro Anson R9583 on Carn nan Tri-tighearnan, Moy, Inverness

27th July 1940
Anson Mk.I R9583
No.20 OTU, RAF
Carn nan Tri-tighearnan, Inverness-shire

The crew of the aircraft were on a night cross country exercise from RAF Lossiemouth on the Moray coast, they had departed at 22:15 on the 26th July. After completing … Continue reading “1940-07-27|Anson Mk.I|R9583|No.20 OTU, RAF|Carn nan Tri-tighearnan, Inverness-shire”

Crash site of Avro Anson Mk.I N9858 at Wildboarclough, Cheshire

14th November 1940
Anson Mk.I N9858
No.10 FTS, RAF
Wildboarclough, Macclesfield

The pilot of the aircraft was on a solo cross country navigation exercise from RAF Ternhill near Market Drayton in Shropshire when he became lost in low cloud and flew … Continue reading “1940-11-14|Anson Mk.I|N9858|No.10 FTS, RAF|Wildboarclough, Macclesfield”

Crash site of Avro Anson Mk.I K6283 at Bradnop near Leek, Staffordshire

17th February 1941
Anson Mk.I K6283
No.2 SoAN, RAF
Bradnop, Leek

While on a navigation training flight from Cranage near Holmes Chapel the pilot encountered cloud, he attempted to fly out of the cloud but the weather conditions were rapidly decreasing, … Continue reading “1941-02-17|Anson Mk.I|K6283|No.2 SoAN, RAF|Bradnop, Leek”

Crash site of Avro Anson Mk.I N9912 on Whitwell Moor, Stocksbridge, South Yorkshire

31st March 1941
Anson Mk.I N9912
No.25 OTU, RAF
Whitwell Moor, Stocksbridge

Pilot Officer Fournier was killed during operational flying on the 29th August 1941 while flying with No.49 Sqn. The aircraft he was flying, Hampden Mk.I AE126 was shot down by … Continue reading “1941-03-31|Anson Mk.I|N9912|No.25 OTU, RAF|Whitwell Moor, Stocksbridge”

Engine from Avro Anson N9857 at the crash site on Imir Fada, Ben More Assynt

13th April 1941
Anson Mk.I N9857
No.19 OTU, RAF
Ben More Assynt, Sutherland

F/O Steyn’s Distinguished Flying Cross was Gazetted on the 17th January 1941, he was a Pilot Officer serving with No.10 Squadron at the time The aircraft had taken off from … Continue reading “1941-04-13|Anson Mk.I|N9857|No.19 OTU, RAF|Ben More Assynt, Sutherland”

Armstrong Siddeley Cheetah engine at the crash site of Avro Anson W2630 on Cairnsmore of Fleet

17th April 1942
Anson Mk.I W2630
No.1 AOS, RAF
Cairnsmore of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway

The pilot was flying the aircraft on a night air test from RAF Wigtown, with a wireless operator and passenger who was an employee of Airwork Ltd, when they flew … Continue reading “1942-04-17|Anson Mk.I|W2630|No.1 AOS, RAF|Cairnsmore of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway”

Crash site of Avro Anson Mk.I N5297 on Shalloch-on-Minnoch, South Ayrshire

2nd July 1942
Anson Mk.I N5297
No.2 (O)AFU, RAF
Shalloch-on-Minnoch, South Ayrshire

The aircraft was being used for a cross country navigation training flight with a crew of five, a staff pilot and wireless operator along with three trainees. After taking off … Continue reading “1942-07-02|Anson Mk.I|N5297|No.2 (O)AFU, RAF|Shalloch-on-Minnoch, South Ayrshire”

Crash site of Avro Anson DJ472 on Caisteal Abhail on the Isle of Arran

2nd August 1942
Anson Mk.I DJ472
No.1 (O)AFU
Caisteal Abhail, Isle of Arran

On the 2nd August 1942 Anson DJ472 left RAF Wigtown to the south of Newton Stewart in Galloway for a cross country navigation flight. At about 18:00 while on a … Continue reading “1942-08-02|Anson Mk.I|DJ472|No.1 (O)AFU|Caisteal Abhail, Isle of Arran”

Memorial cairn at the crash site of Avro Anson DJ106 on Ben MacDui, Cairngorm Mountains

21st August 1942
Anson Mk.I DJ106
No.19 OTU, RAF
Ben MacDui, Inverness-shire

The crew of DJ106 was on a day time cross country navigation flight from RAF Kinloss. It was while returning to base that the aircraft flew into the western side … Continue reading “1942-08-21|Anson Mk.I|DJ106|No.19 OTU, RAF|Ben MacDui, Inverness-shire”

The view towards the crash site of Avro Anson Mk.I L7968 near Buxton, Derbyshire

15th October 1942
Anson Mk.I L7968
CNS, RAF
Moss Ridge, Buxton

The crew had been returning to Cranage but had mistaken one of the navigation beacons so instead of flying towards the airfield flew away from it towards the high ground … Continue reading “1942-10-15|Anson Mk.I|L7968|CNS, RAF|Moss Ridge, Buxton”

Circular scar at the crash site of Avro Anson Mk.I DG787 on Corserine, Rhinns of Kells

23rd October 1942
Anson Mk.I DG787
AN&BS, RAF
Corserine, Dumfries & Galloway

The aircraft was on a night navigation exercise from Jurby on the Isle of Man when it failed to return, after being reported missing nothing more was heard for two … Continue reading “1942-10-23|Anson Mk.I|DG787|AN&BS, RAF|Corserine, Dumfries & Galloway”

Crash site of Avro Anson Mk.I N4981 on Moel Elilio, Betws Garmon, Caernarfon

20th November 1942
Anson Mk.I N4981
No.9 (O)AFU, RAF
Moel Eilio, Gwynedd

The crew of N4981 were on a cross country training flight from RAF Penrhos on the Lleyn Peninsular near Pwllheli when after only 25 minutes at around 14:35 the aircraft … Continue reading “1942-11-20|Anson Mk.I|N4981|No.9 (O)AFU, RAF|Moel Eilio, Gwynedd”

Wreckage at the crash site of Avro Anson EG110 on Foel Grach, the Carneddau, Snowdonia

14th January 1943
Anson Mk.I EG110
No.9 (O)AFU, RAF
Foel Grach, Conwy

The crew of the aircraft were on a night navigation training exercise from RAF Llandwrog near to Caernarfon, while on the return leg from Shrewsbury at 21:00 the aircraft struck … Continue reading “1943-01-14|Anson Mk.I|EG110|No.9 (O)AFU, RAF|Foel Grach, Conwy”

Wreckage at the crash site of Avro Anson DJ453 on Cross Fell, Cumbria

18th March 1943
Anson Mk.I DJ453
No.4 AOS, RAF
Cross Fell, Cumbria

Avro Anson Mk.I DJ453 of No.4 Air Observers School, crashed on Cross Fell, the highest hill in the Pennines, after becoming iced up in cloud on the 18th March 1943 while on a navigation exercise from West Freugh   Victor Henry Hill Sergeant Pilot OK ? ? Navigator (U/T) OK ? ? Navigator (U/T)? OK … Continue reading “1943-03-18|Anson Mk.I|DJ453|No.4 AOS, RAF|Cross Fell, Cumbria”

View from the crash site of Avro Anson Mk.I DJ275 on Sca Fell

9th August 1943
Anson Mk.I DJ275
No.10 (O)AFU, RAF
Cam Spout, Sca Fell

The crew were on a navigation exercise from Dumfries when they flew into the southern side of Sca Fell above Cam Spout killing all on board.

Crash site of Avro Anson Mk.I N5371 on Foel Fras, Conwy

23rd August 1943
Anson Mk.I N5371
No.9 (O)AFU, RAF
Foel Fras, Conwy

The crew where on a daytime navigation training flight from Llandwrog near Caernarvon, during the the return leg from Shrewsbury while in cloud, and shortly before 10:30am, the pilot saw a … Continue reading “1943-08-23|Anson Mk.I|N5371|No.9 (O)AFU, RAF|Foel Fras, Conwy”

Wreckage at the crash site of Avro Anson N5032 near Craigencallie, Newton Stewart

1st September 1943
Anson Mk.I N5032
No.1 (O)AFU, RAF
Craigencallie, Dumfries & Galloway

The crew were on a night navigation exercise from RAF Wigtown, they were returning to their base but overshot on a northerly heading and flew into high ground to the … Continue reading “1943-09-01|Anson Mk.I|N5032|No.1 (O)AFU, RAF|Craigencallie, Dumfries & Galloway”

Aircraft wreckage, probably from Avro Anson Mk.I LT184, on Mynydd Perfedd

5th October 1943
Anson Mk.I LT184
No.7 AOS, RAF
Mynedd Perfedd, Gwynedd

The accidents that befell these two aircraft occurred nearly one year apart, however the proximity of the two crash sites to each other prevents positive identification of either site, especially … Continue reading “1943-10-05|Anson Mk.I|LT184|No.7 AOS, RAF|Mynedd Perfedd, Gwynedd”

Wreckage near Ffynnon Lloer from Avro Anson Mk.I N9855

8th November 1943
Anson Mk.I N9855
No.3 (O)AFU, RAF
Pen yr Ole Wen, Gwynedd

The aircraft and crew were stationed at RAF Halfpenny Green to the south west of Wolverhampton. During the evening of the 8th November 1943 to crew of five took off … Continue reading “1943-11-08|Anson Mk.I|N9855|No.3 (O)AFU, RAF|Pen yr Ole Wen, Gwynedd”

Aircraft wreckage at the crash site of Avro Anson EF909 on Foel Grach, the Carneddau, Snowdonia

30th November 1943
Anson Mk.I EF909
No.5 AOS, RAF
Foel Grach, Conwy

The crew were on a night cross country navigation exercise from their home base of Jurby, on the northern plain of the Isle of Man. Most routes flown from Jurby … Continue reading “1943-11-30|Anson Mk.I|EF909|No.5 AOS, RAF|Foel Grach, Conwy”

Wreckage at the crash site of Avro Anson N4919 on Wolfhole Crag, Tarnbrook, Lancashire

9th February 1944
Anson Mk.I N4919
No.2 (O)AFU, RAF
Wolfhole Crag, Lancashire

Avro Anson Mk.I N4919 of No.2 (Observer) Advanced Flying Unit, crashed on Wolfhole Crag above Tarnbrook in the Forest of Bowland, after becoming iced up in cloud on the 9th February 1944 while on a navigation exercise from Millom in Cumbria   Albert Dobson Flight Sergeant Pilot Injured Peter George Robert Edwards Sergeant 1st Navigator … Continue reading “1944-02-09|Anson Mk.I|N4919|No.2 (O)AFU, RAF|Wolfhole Crag, Lancashire”

The crash site of Avro Anson LT433 above Llyn Cowlyd during the 1960s

20th February 1944
Anson Mk.I LT433
SPTU, RAF
Llyn Cowlyd, Conwy

The crew were to fly an hourglass shaped route from Cark on the northern side of Morecambe Bay with three intermediate waypoints before returning to Cark. The first leg was … Continue reading “1944-02-20|Anson Mk.I|LT433|SPTU, RAF|Llyn Cowlyd, Conwy”

Wreckage at the crash site of Avro Anson EG485 on Cairnsmore of Fleet, Newton Stewart

22nd February 1944
Anson Mk.I EG485
No.10 (O)AFU, RAF
Cairnsmore of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway

The aircraft took off from Dumfries at 20:17 on the 22nd February for a night navigation exercise around the northern Irish Sea / North Channel area. The intended route was … Continue reading “1944-02-22|Anson Mk.I|EG485|No.10 (O)AFU, RAF|Cairnsmore of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway”

20th March 1944
Anson Mk.I DJ680
No.2 (O)AFU, RAF
Hobson Moor, Hollingworth

The flight was recorded as being a Navigation Training exercise from RAF Millom in south west Cumbria, while flying in low cloud at 07:15 the aircraft struck Hollingworth Moor. The … Continue reading “1944-03-20|Anson Mk.I|DJ680|No.2 (O)AFU, RAF|Hobson Moor, Hollingworth”

Crash site of Avro Anson Mk.I AX583 on Drum, Conwy

25th April 1944
Anson Mk.I AX583
No.2 (O)AFU, RAF
Drum, Conwy

The crew of the aircraft were on a night navigation and bombing exercise from RAF Millom in Cumbria. The planned route, to be flown at 2,500ft, was Millom – Beaumaris … Continue reading “1944-04-25|Anson Mk.I|AX583|No.2 (O)AFU, RAF|Drum, Conwy”

Aircraft wreckage, probably from Avro Anson Mk.I LT116, on Mynydd Perfedd

8th June 1944
Anson Mk.I LT116
No.9 (O)AFU, RAF
Mynedd Perfedd, Gwynedd

The accidents that befell these two aircraft occurred nearly one year apart, however the proximity of the two crash sites to each other prevents positive identification of either site, especially … Continue reading “1944-06-08|Anson Mk.I|LT116|No.9 (O)AFU, RAF|Mynedd Perfedd, Gwynedd”

Armstrong Cheetah engine from Avro Anson Mk.I N9589 on Cairnsmore of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway

12th June 1944
Anson Mk.I N9589
No.4 (O)AFU, RAF
Cairnsmore of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway

On the 12th June 1944 the crew of N9589 were brief for a night navigation exercise from their home station at West Feugh near Stranraer. The route was to be … Continue reading “1944-06-12|Anson Mk.I|N9589|No.4 (O)AFU, RAF|Cairnsmore of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway”

The crash site of Avro Anson MG804 on Foel Fras, the Carneddau

12th July 1944
Anson Mk.I MG804
No.8 (O)AFU, RAF
Foel Fras, Conwy

The crew of the aircraft were on a night navigation training exercise from RAF Mona on Anglesey (now a satellite to RAF Valley). At approximately 02:00 the aircraft struck Foel … Continue reading “1944-07-12|Anson Mk.I|MG804|No.8 (O)AFU, RAF|Foel Fras, Conwy”

Armstrong Siddeley Cheetha engine from Avro Anson Mk.I MG827 on Criffel, New Abbey, Dumfries & Galloway

4th November 1944
Anson Mk.I MG827
No.10 (O)AFU, RAF
Criffel, Dumfries & Galloway

The aircraft was being used for a daytime cross country navigation flight from RAF Dumfries when it flew into the north western side of Criffel, an 1,800ft high mountain on … Continue reading “1944-11-04|Anson Mk.I|MG827|No.10 (O)AFU, RAF|Criffel, Dumfries & Galloway”

Crash site of Avro Anson Mk.I AX177 on Cronk ny Arrey Laa

13th November 1944
Anson Mk.I AX177
No.1 (O)AFU, RAF
Cronk ny Arrey Laa, Port Erin

The aircraft was on a night navigation exercise from Wigtown in southern Scotland, the aircraft’s route was to be from Wigtown to Eggerness Point > Whithorn > Ballyquinton Point > … Continue reading “1944-11-13|Anson Mk.I|AX177|No.1 (O)AFU, RAF|Cronk ny Arrey Laa, Port Erin”

Wreckage at the crash site of Avro Anson Mk.I MG464 on Grisedale Pike, Keswick

17th November 1944
Anson Mk.I MG464
AN&BS, RAF
Grisedale Pike, Keswick

The crew of MG464 were on a night cross country flight from RAF Jurby on the Isle of Man and were probably returning to there when they flew into the … Continue reading “1944-11-17|Anson Mk.I|MG464|AN&BS, RAF|Grisedale Pike, Keswick”

Armstrong Siddeley Cheetah engine at the crash site of Avro Anson EG693 on Craigronald, Dumfries & Galloway

6th December 1944
Anson Mk.I EG693
No.2 (O)AFU, RAF
Craigronald, Dumfries & Galloway

The aircraft had taken off from Millom in southwest Cumbria for a navigation and bombing exercise, while flying south over the mountains of southern Scotland the aircraft struck the snow … Continue reading “1944-12-06|Anson Mk.I|EG693|No.2 (O)AFU, RAF|Craigronald, Dumfries & Galloway”

Armstrong Siddeley engine at the crash site of Avro Anson Mk.I N9853 on Edale Moor, Kinder Scout

11th December 1944
Anson Mk.I N9853
No.16 FTS, RAF
Edale Moor, Kinder

The pilot was flying a number of the staff from the No.16 (Polish) Flying Training School base at Newton in Nottinghamshire to RAF Millom on the Cumbrian coast. While in … Continue reading “1944-12-11|Anson Mk.I|N9853|No.16 FTS, RAF|Edale Moor, Kinder”

2nd January 1945
Anson Mk.I LT741
No.10 AGS, RAF
Black Combe, Millom

The aircraft took off from Walney Island near Barrow-in-Furness on what is currently Runway 35 and climbed on the runway heading into cloud. Less than 10 miles after take off … Continue reading “1945-01-02|Anson Mk.I|LT741|No.10 AGS, RAF|Black Combe, Millom”

Wreckage at the crash site of Avro Anson EF935 on Corney Fell, Bootle, Cumbria

8th January 1945
Anson Mk.I EF935
No.1 (O)AFU, RAF
Corney Fell, Bootle

The aircraft was on a night navigation exercise from RAF Wigtown in Southern Scotland when it crashed on Corney Fell above the village of Bootle in the south western Lake … Continue reading “1945-01-08|Anson Mk.I|EF935|No.1 (O)AFU, RAF|Corney Fell, Bootle”

Armstrong Siddeley engine at the crash site of Avro Anson NL185, The Cloughs, Kinder Scout, Edale

23rd November 1945
Anson Mk.XI NL185
Halton HQ Flt, RAF
The Cloughs, Edale

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 … Continue reading “1945-11-23|Anson Mk.XI|NL185|Halton HQ Flt, RAF|The Cloughs, Edale”

Alan at the crash site of Avro Anson Mk.I MG445 on Slieau Ruy, Laxey

3rd January 1946
Anson Mk.I MG445
No.5 ANS, RAF
Slieau Ruy, Laxey

F/Sgt Beller and his crew had taken off from Jurby during the morning of the 3rd January 1946. They flew to Hooton Park near Ellesmere Port to collect Mr Williams … Continue reading “1946-01-03|Anson Mk.I|MG445|No.5 ANS, RAF|Slieau Ruy, Laxey”

Crash site of Avro Anson VM418 on Clagh Ouyr, Isle of Man - copyright Peak District Air Accident Research

6th September 1953
Anson T. Mk.20 VM418
No.1 ITS, RAF
Clagh Ouyr, Ramsey

The aircraft was the Jurby station flight and communications aircraft.  On the 6th September the Station O.C. Group Captain Francis Richard Worthington took off in the aircraft and headed for … Continue reading “1953-09-06|Anson T. Mk.20|VM418|No.1 ITS, RAF|Clagh Ouyr, Ramsey”

Crash site of Avro Anson VV955 on Tal y Fan, Conwy

20th May 1959
Anson Mk.21 VV955
CCCF, RAF
Foel Lwyd, Conwy

The Coastal Command Communications Flight was attached to the Headquarters of RAF Coastal Command to provide transport for staff. On the 20th May 1959 Flight Lieutenant Hart with Flying Officer … Continue reading “1959-05-20|Anson Mk.21|VV955|CCCF, RAF|Foel Lwyd, Conwy”