Crash site of Vickers Wellington Mk.IA L7775 on Bruach Mhor, Beinn a'Bhuird, Aberdeenshire

24th October 1940
Wellington Mk.IA L7775
No.20 OTU, RAF
Bruach Mhor, Aberdeenshire

During the night of the 23rd October 1940 a trainee crew along with an instructor left RAF Lossiemouth on the Moray coast for a night cross country exercise with the … Continue reading “1940-10-24|Wellington Mk.IA|L7775|No.20 OTU, RAF|Bruach Mhor, Aberdeenshire”

Armstrong Siddeley Cheetah engines from Oxford HM724 on Braeriach in the Cairngorm Mountains

12th October 1943
Oxford Mk.I HM724
No.19 (P)AFU, RAF
Braeriach, Inverness-shire

During the morning of 12th October 1943 HM724 was being used for a cross country flight from RAF Dalcross near Inverness. Onboard was a pupil and instructor along with two … Continue reading “1943-10-12|Oxford Mk.I|HM724|No.19 (P)AFU, RAF|Braeriach, Inverness-shire”

Crash site of Vickers Wellington Mk.III HF816 on An Lurg, Cairngorms

14th August 1944
Wellington Mk.III HF816
No.20 OTU, RAF
An Lurg, Inverness-shire

On the night of the 14th August 1944 Pilot Officer Paterson and his crew were briefed to carry out a cross country navigation training flight from RAF Lossiemouth. Having taken … Continue reading “1944-08-14|Wellington Mk.III|HF816|No.20 OTU, RAF|An Lurg, Inverness-shire”

22nd March 1945
Blenheim Mk.IV Z7356
No.526 Sqn, RAF
Braeriach, Aberdeenshire

On the 22nd March 1945 Blenheim Z7356 of No.526 Squadron left RAF Digby in Lincolnshire with a crew of three and three passengers bound for Longman airfield on the edge … Continue reading “1945-03-22|Blenheim Mk.IV|Z7356|No.526 Sqn, RAF|Braeriach, Aberdeenshire”