4th December 1918
Avro Biplane
RAF
Nr Buxton, Derbyshire

The identity of the aircraft and its pilot are a mystery, and probably will now remain so for ever, the small amount that is known was reported in the Buxton … Continue reading “1918-12-04|Avro Biplane||RAF|Nr Buxton, Derbyshire”

14th July 1922
Avro 504 E9431
No.5 FTS, RAF
Earl Sterndale, Derbyshire

The pilot of the aircraft had originally taken off from Shotwick Aerodrome (later re-named RAF Sealand) near Chester he was forced to land at Fairfield Common on the north eastern … Continue reading “1922-07-14|Avro 504|E9431|No.5 FTS, RAF|Earl Sterndale, Derbyshire”

Avro Avian G-EBVZ Crash Site Map

25th March 1928
Avian G-EBVZ
Civil
Stalybridge, Greater Manchester

Arrangements had been made for an aircraft from the Lancashire Aero Club, which at that time was at Woodford aerodrome, to fly Mr Browning (a member of the Club) and … Continue reading “1928-03-25|Avian|G-EBVZ|Civil|Stalybridge, Greater Manchester”

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”

Avro Tutor

7th May 1940
Tutor K3308
Duxford Stn Flt, RAF
Edale, Derbyshire

While flying from Duxford to Kirkbride the pilot became lost and low on fuel, this is despite the fact that he had actually flown less than half way to Kirkbride, … Continue reading “1940-05-07|Tutor|K3308|Duxford Stn Flt, RAF|Edale, Derbyshire”

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”

Crash site of Avro Lancaster Mk.I ED481 on Hawnby Hill, North Yorkshire

30th January 1943
Lancaster Mk.I ED481
No.9 Sqn, RAF
Hawnby Hill, Hawnby

Although Flight Sergeant Nelson was serving with the Royal Canadian Air Force he was in fact American, being from Wilkinsburg Pennsylvannia. The crew had carried out a sortie against Hamburg … Continue reading “1943-01-30|Lancaster Mk.I|ED481|No.9 Sqn, RAF|Hawnby Hill, Hawnby”

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”

31st August 1944
Lancaster B. Mk.I PD259
No.463 Sqn, RAAF
Carn Icean Duibhe, Inverness-shire

  The crew of PD259 were made up of six members of the Royal Australian Air Force and single member of the Royal Air Force. All six of the Australians … Continue reading “1944-08-31|Lancaster B. Mk.I|PD259|No.463 Sqn, RAAF|Carn Icean Duibhe, Inverness-shire”

Crash site of Avro Lancaster Mk.III PB456 on Conic Hill near Loch Lomond

13th September 1944
Lancaster Mk.III PB456
No.101 Sqn, RAF
Conic Hill, Dunbartonshire

Avro Lancaster Mk.III PB456 / SR-D of No.101 Squadron RAF Crashed on Conic Hill near the southern end of Loch Lomond on the 13th September 1944 The crew were on … Continue reading “1944-09-13|Lancaster Mk.III|PB456|No.101 Sqn, RAF|Conic Hill, Dunbartonshire”

Wreckage at the crash site of Avro Lancaster NF963 near Ellingstring, Yorkshire

4th October 1944
Lancaster Mk.I NF963
No.550 Sqn, RAF
Ellingstring, North Yorkshire

Lancaster Mk.I NF963 broke up in mid air on killing 6 of the 7 crew, the pilot escaping when the cockpit disintegrated around him. Some of the crew did manage … Continue reading “1944-10-04|Lancaster Mk.I|NF963|No.550 Sqn, RAF|Ellingstring, North Yorkshire”

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”

Crash site of Avro Lancaster NF908 on the Roaches near Leek, Staffordshire

3rd January 1945
Lancaster Mk.I NF908
No.467 Sqn, RAAF
The Roaches, Leek

The crew of NF908 had not been at No.467 Sqn for long, being posted in from No.5 Lancaster Finishing School in at the beginning of December 1944. Though from available … Continue reading “1945-01-03|Lancaster Mk.I|NF908|No.467 Sqn, RAAF|The Roaches, Leek”

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”

Memorial plaque at the crash site of Avro Lancaster Mk.III NE132, Foel Ddu, Rhinog Fawr, Harlech

6th February 1945
Lancaster Mk.III NE132
No.1653 HCU, RAF
Foel Ddu, Gwynedd

The crew of NE132 were briefed to carry out a night cross country navigation exercise from RAF North Luffenham, near Oakham in Rutland, following a route of just over 700 … Continue reading “1945-02-06|Lancaster Mk.III|NE132|No.1653 HCU, RAF|Foel Ddu, Gwynedd”

Wreckage at the crash site of Avro Lancaster KB993 on James Thorn, Bleaklow, Derbyshire

18th May 1945
Lancaster Mk.X KB993
No.408 Sqn, RCAF
James Thorn, Bleaklow

The aircraft was flying from RAF Linton-on-Ouse and had earlier been carrying out bumps and circuits but the crew became tired of this and decided to fly around the local … Continue reading “1945-05-18|Lancaster Mk.X|KB993|No.408 Sqn, RCAF|James Thorn, Bleaklow”

Wreckage at the crash site of Avro Lancaster RA571 on Beamsley Beacon, Yorkshire

5th November 1945
Lancaster Mk.I RA571
No.429 Sqn, RCAF
Beamsley Beacon, North Yorkshire

Avro Lancaster B. Mk.I RA571 of No.429 Squadron RCAF, flew into Beamsley Beacon, Ilkley in West Yorkshire, on the 5th November 1945 whilst on a training flight from RAF Leeming   Walter Fred Conley Pilot Officer Pilot Killed Arnold Emerson Stinson Sergeant Flight Engineer Killed Alan Price Coleman Flying Officer Navigator Injured Wallace Ewing Lang … Continue reading “1945-11-05|Lancaster Mk.I|RA571|No.429 Sqn, RCAF|Beamsley Beacon, North Yorkshire”

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”

Wreckage at the crash site of Avro Lancaster PA411 on Tintwhistle Knarr, Longdendale, Derbyshire

21st December 1948
Lancaster Mk.1 PA411
No.230 OCU, RAF
Tintwhistle Knarr, Longdendale

The crew had taken off from RAF Lindholme near Doncaster during the night of the 20th December for a Night Familiarisation exercise, this was to have been largely local flying. … Continue reading “1948-12-21|Lancaster Mk.1|PA411|No.230 OCU, RAF|Tintwhistle Knarr, Longdendale”

Propeller hub near the crash site of Avro Lincoln RF511 on Carnedd Llewelyn, Gwynedd, Wales - Copyright Peak District Air Accident Research

15th March 1950
Lincoln B. Mk.2 RF511
No.230 OCU, RAF
Carnedd Llewelyn, Gwynedd

During the night of the 14th / 15th March 1950 a number of Lincolns took off on cross country exercise from RAF Hemswell and RAF Scampton, one of these aircraft … Continue reading “1950-03-15|Lincoln B. Mk.2|RF511|No.230 OCU, RAF|Carnedd Llewelyn, Gwynedd”

Rolls Royce Merlin engine at the crash site of Avro Lancaster TX264 on Beinn Eighe

14th March 1951
Lancaster G.R. Mk.3 TX264
No.120 Sqn, RAF
Beinn Eighe, Wester Ross

The aircraft had taken off from RAF Kinloss near Nairn on the Moray coast, the crew were to conduct an night navigation training exercise. Some 6 1/2 hours after leaving … Continue reading “1951-03-14|Lancaster G.R. Mk.3|TX264|No.120 Sqn, RAF|Beinn Eighe, Wester Ross”

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 Shackleton M.R. Mk.3 WR970 at Foolow, Tideswell, Derbyshire

7th December 1956
Shackleton M.R. Mk.3 WR970
Avro
Foolow, Tideswell

At 10:42 on the 7th December 1956 WR970 took off from Woodford airfield and flew one and half circuits of the airfield before flying in an easterly direction and climbing … Continue reading “1956-12-07|Shackleton M.R. Mk.3|WR970|Avro|Foolow, Tideswell”

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”

Crash site of Vulcan XH536 on Fan Bwlch Chwyth, Brecon Beacons

11th February 1966
Vulcan B. Mk.2 XH536
Cottesmore Wing, RAF
Fan Bwlch Chwyth, Powys

The crew of Vulcan XH536, from No.9 Squadron, took off at 13:26 on the 11th February 1966 from RAF Cottesmore near Oakham in Rutland for a cross country flight. The … Continue reading “1966-02-11|Vulcan B. Mk.2|XH536|Cottesmore Wing, RAF|Fan Bwlch Chwyth, Powys”

Small amount of wreckage and cairn at the crash site of Avro Shackleton XF702 on Creag Bhan, Lochailort

21st December 1967
Shackleton M.R. Mk.3 XF702
No.206 Sqn, RAF
Creag Bhan, Inverness-shire

The crew had been briefed for an Anti-submarine training exercise in the sea area around the Hebridean island of Tiree, the flight was to be conducted under Instrument Flying Rules … Continue reading “1967-12-21|Shackleton M.R. Mk.3|XF702|No.206 Sqn, RAF|Creag Bhan, Inverness-shire”

Avro Shackleton M.R. Mk.2 WB833

19th April 1968
Shackleton M.R. Mk.2 WB833
No.204 Sqn, RAF
Glenmanuilt Hill, Kintyre

The aircraft had taken off from Ballykelly in Northern Ireland on an anti-submarine exercise early on the morning of the 19th April 1968, it is reported to have been tasked … Continue reading “1968-04-19|Shackleton M.R. Mk.2|WB833|No.204 Sqn, RAF|Glenmanuilt Hill, Kintyre”