Crash site of English Electric Canberra WH669 at Dilhorne, Staffordshire

27th March 1953
Canberra B. Mk.2 WH669
No.10 Sqn, RAF
Dilhorne, Staffordshire

The crew were carrying out Local Continuation Training from RAF Scampton near Lincoln, this included approach training from high level. The approach training was a mixture of B.A.B.S (Beam Approach … Continue reading “1953-03-27|Canberra B. Mk.2|WH669|No.10 Sqn, RAF|Dilhorne, Staffordshire”

Area English Electric Canberra WT505 crashed on Ponsonby Fell

21st January 1956
Canberra P.R. Mk.7 WT505
No.58 Sqn, RAF
Ponsonby Fell, Gosforth

Canberra P.R. Mk.7 WT505 of No.58 Squadron, RAF, crashed on Ponsonby Fell near Gosforth on the western side of the Lake District on the 21st January 1956   William Falconer Wilfred Ninian Gough Flying Officer Pilot Killed Douglas Cornforth Flying Officer Navigator Killed  

Aircraft wreckage, at Ffynnon Llyffant, near the crash site on Carnedd Llewelyn (Snowdonia) of English Electric Canberra WK129

9th December 1957
Canberra B. Mk.2 WK129
Radar Research Establishment, RAF
Carnedd Llewelyn, Conwy

The crew were taking part in testing in conjuction with a Ministry of Supply radar unit positioned on the summit of near by Drum. After completing the test Flt Lt … Continue reading “1957-12-09|Canberra B. Mk.2|WK129|Radar Research Establishment, RAF|Carnedd Llewelyn, Conwy”

Site where the port wing of Canberra WT207 landed in Lathkill Dale, Derbyshire

9th April 1958
Canberra B. Mk.6 WT207
No.76 Sqn, RAF
Monyash, Derbyshire

The aircraft was being used by Napier on secondment from No.76 Squadron for high altitude testing of the Double Scorpion rocket motor, it was normally flown from Cranfield near Milton … Continue reading “1958-04-09|Canberra B. Mk.6|WT207|No.76 Sqn, RAF|Monyash, Derbyshire”

Crash site of English Electric Canberra P.R Mk.7 WT531 on Sron Gharbh, Scaraben, Berriedale, Caithness

2nd February 1966
Canberra P.R. Mk.7 WT531
No.80 Sqn, RAF
Sron Gharbh, Sutherland

The crew of WT531 were new to No.80 Squadron, and relatively inexperienced on Canberras. During the final week of January 1966 they were briefed for a training flight from RAF … Continue reading “1966-02-02|Canberra P.R. Mk.7|WT531|No.80 Sqn, RAF|Sron Gharbh, Sutherland”