15th April 1941
Reliant Mk.I W7982
No.1 CU, RAF
Brassington, Ashbourne

Sergeant Verney-Cave had left RAF Hendon in North London at 10:25am and flew to Baginton near Coventry, where he landed at 11:10. He was joined by Drees, a professional photographer … Continue reading “1941-04-15|Reliant Mk.I|W7982|No.1 CU, RAF|Brassington, Ashbourne”

Wreckage at the crash site of Beech AT-7 on the Old Man of Coniston

14th October 1942
Beech AT-7 Unknown
Old Man of Coniston, Coniston

The number of Beech Model 18 aircraft in the UK was always low, and this aircraft would have been either the first or one of the first of the type … Continue reading “1942-10-14|Beech AT-7|Unknown|USAAF|Old Man of Coniston, Coniston”

Crash site of Percival Proctor HM324 near Hargatewall, Buxton, Derbyshire

5th March 1945
Proctor Mk.III HM324
Hargatehill, Buxton

The crash occurred while the aircraft was flying in low cloud, records state that the pilot may have been attempting to break through the cloud trying to pinpoint his position … Continue reading “1945-03-05|Proctor Mk.III|HM324|MCS, RAF|Hargatehill, Buxton”