Crash site of Hawker Hart K4931 on Esclushm Mountain, Wrexham

12th February 1937
Hart K4931
No.5 FTS, RAF
Esclusham Mountain, Wrexham

The pilot was carrying out a day cross country exercise from RAF Sealand near Chester, the weather was reported to be low cloud with frequent snow showers. When A/P/O Simpson … Continue reading “1937-02-12|Hart|K4931|No.5 FTS, RAF|Esclusham Mountain, Wrexham”

Crash site of Hawker Hart K3864 near Rushton Spencer

23rd May 1939
Hart Mk.I K3864
No.28 EFTS, RAF
Nr Ruston Spencer

No.28 EFTS was one of several in the UK prior to the Second World War which was tasked with maintaining the proficiency of the RAF Volunteer Reserve, they were largely … Continue reading “1939-05-23|Hart Mk.I|K3864|No.28 EFTS, RAF|Nr Ruston Spencer”

Memorial at the crash site of Hurricane P3522 on Caldbergh Moor, Colsterdale, Yorkshire

10th January 1941
Hurricane Mk.I P3522
No.213 Sqn, RAF
Caldbergh Moor, North Yorkshire

During the morning of 10th January 1941 Sergeant Bruce was on an air test from RAF Leconfield near Beverley, East Yorkshire, in Hurricane P3522. He had been flying in formation … Continue reading “1941-01-10|Hurricane Mk.I|P3522|No.213 Sqn, RAF|Caldbergh Moor, North Yorkshire”

Crash site of Hawker Hurricane Mk.I V6987 on Birkhouse Moor near Glenridding, Ullswater

29th March 1941
Hurricane Mk.I V6987
No.601 Sqn, RAF
Birkhouse Moor, Glenridding

The pilot of V6987 was ferrying the aircraft, along with Flying Officer John Wilfred Seddon in V7539, from RAF Northolt in North London to RAF Crosby-on-Eden near Carlisle. They pair … Continue reading “1941-03-29|Hurricane Mk.I|V6987|No.601 Sqn, RAF|Birkhouse Moor, Glenridding”

Wreckage in the scree below the crash site of Hawker Hurricane V7539 on Scar Crags, Keswick

29th March 1941
Hurricane Mk.I V7539
No.601 Sqn, RAF
Scar Crags, Keswick

Flying Officer Seddon was ferrying the aircraft, along with Pilot Officer Smith in V6987, from RAF Northolt in North London to RAF Crosby-on-Eden near Carlisle. Around the Lake District were … Continue reading “1941-03-29|Hurricane Mk.I|V7539|No.601 Sqn, RAF|Scar Crags, Keswick”

Crash site of Hawer Hurricane L1670 on Ravenseat Moor, Whitsun Dale, Keld, North Yorkshire

31st March 1941
Hurricane Mk.I L1670
No.55 OTU, RAF
Ravenseat Moor, North Yorkshire

Pilot Officer Hill was on formation flying exercise from Usworth near Sunderland when the engine of L1670 began to overheat and caught fire. With glycol coolant leaking from the engine … Continue reading “1941-03-31|Hurricane Mk.I|L1670|No.55 OTU, RAF|Ravenseat Moor, North Yorkshire”

The crash site of Hawker Hurricane Mk.I W9112 on Lowther Hill

21st July 1941
Hurricane Mk.I W9112
No.59 OTU, RAF
Lowther Hill, South Lanarkshire

The pilot was on a local flying exercise with elements of blind flying, map reading and D/F homing from RAF Crosby-on-Eden when he flew into the northern side of Lowther … Continue reading “1941-07-21|Hurricane Mk.I|W9112|No.59 OTU, RAF|Lowther Hill, South Lanarkshire”

Section of wing spar at the crash site of Hawker Hurricane V6565 on Slight Side, Sca Fell

12th August 1941
Hurricane Mk.I V6565 & V7742
No.55 OTU, RAF
Slight Side, Sca Fell

The two aircraft had taken off from Usworth, near Sunderland, for a two ship formation flying exercise over the north of England, with Sgt Karubin as the flight leader.  At … Continue reading “1941-08-12|Hurricane Mk.I|V6565 & V7742|No.55 OTU, RAF|Slight Side, Sca Fell”

Crash site of Hawker Hurricane Mk.IIB Z3253 at Snaefell Mines near Laxey, Isle of Man

8th October 1941
Hurricane Mk.IIB Z3253
No.133 (Eagle) Sqn, RAF
Snaefell Mines, Laxey

During early October 1941 No.133 (Eagle) Sqn was being moved from Duxford near Cambridge to Eglinton in Northern Ireland for advanced training.  Advanced parties had travelled to Eglinton 4th and … Continue reading “1941-10-08|Hurricane Mk.IIB|Z3253|No.133 (Eagle) Sqn, RAF|Snaefell Mines, Laxey”

Crash site of Hawker Hurricane Mk.IIB Z3677 below North Barrule

8th October 1941
Hurricane Mk.IIB Z3677
No.133 (Eagle) Sqn, RAF
North Barrule, Maughold

During early October 1941 No.133 (Eagle) Sqn was being moved from Duxford near Cambridge to Eglinton in Northern Ireland for advanced training.  Advanced parties had travelled to Eglinton 4th and … Continue reading “1941-10-08|Hurricane Mk.IIB|Z3677|No.133 (Eagle) Sqn, RAF|North Barrule, Maughold”

Crash site of Hawker Hurricane AG680 near Keld, Yorkshire

12th June 1942
Hurricane Mk.IIB AG680
No.5 FPP, ATA
Great Sled Dale, North Yorkshire

Hawker Hurricane Mk.IIB AG680 of No.5 Ferry Pilots Pool crashed in Great Sled Dale near Keld in North Yorkshire on the 12th June 1942 while being ferried form Henlow to Silloth   Alexander Ronald Leslie-Melville First Officer Pilot Killed  

Wreckage at the crash site of Hawker Hurricane P3385 on Allt-y-Ceffylau near Blaenau Ffestiniog

9th August 1942
Hurricane Mk.I P3385
MSFU, RAF
Allt-y-Ceffylau, Gwynedd

The pilot was on a flight from Speke near Liverpool to RAF Valley on Anglesey where he was to take part in an air-to-air firing exercise. He had entered cloud … Continue reading “1942-08-09|Hurricane Mk.I|P3385|MSFU, RAF|Allt-y-Ceffylau, Gwynedd”

Wreckage at the crash site of Typhoon DN366 in the Lammermuir Hills

14th February 1943
Typhoon Mk.IB DN366
No.197 Sqn, RAF
Faseny Cottage, East Lothian

  On the 14th February No.197 Squadron were carrying out a number of non-operational exercises from their home station at RAF Drem near North Berwick in East Lothian. These included … Continue reading “1943-02-14|Typhoon Mk.IB|DN366|No.197 Sqn, RAF|Faseny Cottage, East Lothian”

Rolls Royce Merlin engine from Hawker Hurricane LF160 at Arinagour, Isle of Coll

6th February 1944
Hurricane Mk.IIC LF160
No.516 Sqn, RAF
Arinagour, Isle of Coll

The aircraft one of three, which were detatched from their home base of Dundonald near Ayr, that had taken off from Connel near Oban to take part in an amphibious … Continue reading “1944-02-06|Hurricane Mk.IIC|LF160|No.516 Sqn, RAF|Arinagour, Isle of Coll”

Wreckage in a stone enclosure at the crash site of Hawker Hurricane Mk.IIC LF207 near Kilchoan, Ardnamurchan

6th February 1944
Hurricane Mk.IIC LF207
No.516 Sqn, RAF
Kilchoan, Inverness-shire

Hawker Hurricane Mk.IIC LF207 of No.516 Squadron crashed near Kilchoan, on the Ardnamurchan peninsular, on the 6th February 1944   Arthur John Woodgate Flight Lieutenant RNZAF Pilot Killed  

Rolls Royce Merlin from Hawker Hurricane Mk.IV LD594 near Loch Doon

18th March 1944
Hurricane Mk.IV LD594
No.439 Sqn, RCAF
Meaul (Loch Doon), Dumfries & Galloway

The story of this aircraft is virtually the same as Typhoon JR439 of No.440 Sqn which crashed within a few minutes of LD594. On the 18th March the two Royal … Continue reading “1944-03-18|Hurricane Mk.IV|LD594|No.439 Sqn, RCAF|Meaul (Loch Doon), Dumfries & Galloway”

Memorial at the crash site of Hawker Typhoon JR439 near Dunharberry

18th March 1944
Typhoon Mk.IB JR439
No.440 Sqn, RCAF
Dunharberry, Dumfries & Galloway

On the 18th March 1944 No.440 and No.439 Squadrons of the Royal Canadian Air Force were being moved from RAF Ayr to RAF Hurn, Bournemouth, via RAF Woodvale in Lancashire. … Continue reading “1944-03-18|Typhoon Mk.IB|JR439|No.440 Sqn, RCAF|Dunharberry, Dumfries & Galloway”

crash site of Hawker Hurricane V6793 on Fleet Green, Merryton Low, near Leek, Staffordshire

27th July 1944
Hurricane Mk.I V6793
No.5 (P)AFU, RAF
Merryton Low, Leek

Hawker Hurricane Mk.I V6793 of No.5 (P)AFU dived into the ground at Merryton near Leek, on the 27th July 1944 while flying from Tern Hill on an aerobatics and sector reconnaissance exercise   Roswell Howard Tourle Martin Flight Sergeant RNZAF Pilot Killed  

Wreckage at the crash site of Hawker Hurricane PG472, Whimberry Hill, Smithills, Winter Hill, Bolton, Lancashire

2nd February 1945
Hurricane Mk.IIC PG472
No.11 (P)AFU, RAF
Whimberry Hill, Lancashire

Hawker Hurricane Mk.IIC PG472 of No.11 (P)AFU crashed on Whimberry Hill in the Smithills area near Bolton, on the 2nd February 1945   Thomas Stanley Taylor Flight Sergeant Pilot Killed  

Wreckage of Hawker Hurricane PZ765, PZ851 and PZ854, at the crash site on Tintwhistle Knarr, Longdendale

22nd February 1945
Hurricane Mk.IIC PZ851, PZ765 & PZ854
No.11 (P)AFU, RAF
Tintwhistle Knarr, Longdendale

The flight of three aircraft had taken off  at 10:00 from RAF Calveley near Nantwich with F/Sgt Marien leading the flight. They had been tasked with practicing formation flying and … Continue reading “1945-02-22|Hurricane Mk.IIC|PZ851, PZ765 & PZ854|No.11 (P)AFU, RAF|Tintwhistle Knarr, Longdendale”

Wreckage at the crash site of Hawker Typhoon Mk.IB MN532 on Stony Hill, Muirkirk, East Ayrshire

27th March 1945
Typhoon Mk.IB MN532
No.56 OTU, RAF
Stony Hill, Ayrshire

Flying Officer Bellis was on a training flight from RAF Milfield in Northumberland on the 27th March 1945 when he flew into the south eastern flank of Stony Hill, near … Continue reading “1945-03-27|Typhoon Mk.IB|MN532|No.56 OTU, RAF|Stony Hill, Ayrshire”

Wreckage at the crash site of Hawker Sea Hawk WV845 on Creag an Lochain Deirg near Brora

4th September 1957
Sea Hawk F.G.A. Mk.4 WV845
AWTF, RN
Creag an Lochain Deirg, Sutherland

The aircraft, based at R.N.A.S. Lossiemouth, had been on an rocket firing exercise at Tain when it suffered a “hangup” the aircraft left the range to clear the hang up … Continue reading “1957-09-04|Sea Hawk F.G.A. Mk.4|WV845|AWTF, RN|Creag an Lochain Deirg, Sutherland”

Crash site of Hawker Hunter T. Mk.7 G-BTYL (XL595) on Broomhead Moor, South Yorkshire

11th June 1993
Hunter T. Mk.7 G-BTYL
Cubitt Aviation
Broomhead Moor, Bradfield

The owner of the aircraft, a commercial pilot with over 5,500 hours of experience, normally flew from Foulsham, in Norfolk, but kept G-BTYL at RAF Coltishall as there were better … Continue reading “1993-06-11|Hunter T. Mk.7|G-BTYL|Cubitt Aviation|Broomhead Moor, Bradfield”