Memorial plaque on the rockface near where Supermarine Spitfire SL611 crashed

20th November 1947
Spitfire Mk.XVI SL611
No.603 Sqn, RAuxAF
Ill Crag, Eskdale

Flt Lt Loudon an instructor for No.603 Sqn had taken off from RAF Hullavington for a cross-country flight to Turnhouse, now Edinburgh Airport.  He had landed at RAF Hawarden near … Continue reading “1947-11-20|Spitfire Mk.XVI|SL611|No.603 Sqn, RAuxAF|Ill Crag, Eskdale”

Wreckage at the crash site of Supermarine Spitfire F.R. Mk.14 NM814 on Coldbergh Edge, Keld, Yorkshire

3rd July 1948
Spitfire F.R. Mk.14 NM814
No.611 Sqn, RAuxAF
Coldbergh Edge, North Yorkshire

The pilot was flying with two other aircraft that day from 611 Sqn’s home base of Woodvale to Morpeth and back on a cross country navigation exercise.  The flight quickly … Continue reading “1948-07-03|Spitfire F.R. Mk.14|NM814|No.611 Sqn, RAuxAF|Coldbergh Edge, North Yorkshire”

Wreckage at the crash site of de Havilland Mosquito TV982 in Cwm Llan, Snowdon

21st July 1948
Mosquito T. Mk.III TV982
No.502 Sqn, RAuxAF
Cwm Llan, Gwynedd

For two weeks during July 1948 No.502 Squadron was on detachment to RAF Horsham St Faith near Norwich for their annual Armament Practice Camp. The exercises had finished at the … Continue reading “1948-07-21|Mosquito T. Mk.III|TV982|No.502 Sqn, RAuxAF|Cwm Llan, Gwynedd”

Crash site of Supermarine Spitfire PK617 on Commondale Moor, North Yorkshire

13th February 1949
Spitfire Mk.22 PK617
No.608 Sqn, RAuxAF
Raven Gill, Commondale

The pilot was on a training flight from Thornaby when his aircraft dived into the ground while he was performing low level aerobatics.

Supermarine Spitfire Mk.XVIII

25th June 1949
Spitfire F. Mk.22 PK488
No.502 Sqn, RAuxAF
Parwich, Ashbourne

The parent unit of the aircraft, No. 502 Sqn, was stationed at RAF Aldergrove in Northern Ireland. Each summer the whole Squadron would attend a practice camp where they could … Continue reading “1949-06-25|Spitfire F. Mk.22|PK488|No.502 Sqn, RAuxAF|Parwich, Ashbourne”

Crash site of Gloster Meteor WH383 and WH384 near Edgworth, Bolton, Lancashire

14th November 1953
Meteor F. Mk.8 WH383 & WH384
No.610 Sqn, RAuxAF
Edgworth, Lancashire

The two jet aircraft, lead by F/Lt Mercer, a resident of Bolton, had taken off from Hooton Park near Ellesmere Port (now mostly covered by the Vauxhall car plant) on … Continue reading “1953-11-14|Meteor F. Mk.8|WH383 & WH384|No.610 Sqn, RAuxAF|Edgworth, Lancashire”

Crash site of de Havilland Vampire VV602, Wildboarclough, Macclesfield, Cheshire

1st May 1954
Vampire F.B. Mk.5 VV602
No.613 Sqn, RAuxAF
Wildboarclough, Macclesfield

The aircraft was an English Electric built example of the Vampire F.B. Mk.5 and was equipped with the de Havilland Goblin Mk.2 centrifugal flow turbojet. It had been built at … Continue reading “1954-05-01|Vampire F.B. Mk.5|VV602|No.613 Sqn, RAuxAF|Wildboarclough, Macclesfield”

Excavating the crash site of de Havilland Vampire VV602, Wildboarclough, Macclesfield, Cheshire

1st May 1954
Vampire F.B. Mk.5 VV602
No.613 Sqn, RAuxAF
Wildboarclough, Macclesfield

This page follows on from that describing the loss of the aircraft. Following a visit to the site in September 2007 a licence was applied for to permit the excavation … Continue reading “1954-05-01|Vampire F.B. Mk.5|VV602|No.613 Sqn, RAuxAF|Wildboarclough, Macclesfield”

Wreckage near the crash site of Auster A.O.P. Mk.6 VF554 in the 1960s

21st October 1956
Auster A.O.P. Mk.6 VF554
No.663 Sqn, RAuxAF
Aber Falls, Gwynedd

The aircraft was assigned to an RAuxAF Squadron but on the flight that ended in this crash was being flown by a Territorial Army pilot from the Royal Artillery. He … Continue reading “1956-10-21|Auster A.O.P. Mk.6|VF554|No.663 Sqn, RAuxAF|Aber Falls, Gwynedd”