The crash site of Fairey Swordfish P4223 at Heydon Head, Black Hill

25th January 1940
Swordfish Mk.I P4223
No.751 Sqn, RN
Heydon Head, Derbyshire

On the 25th January 1940 Sub Lt Williamson took off from RAF Silloth in Cumbria along with three other aircraft to ferry P4223 from No.22 Maintenance Unit to Royal Naval … Continue reading “1940-01-25|Swordfish Mk.I|P4223|No.751 Sqn, RN|Heydon Head, Derbyshire”

Single piece of wreckage at the crash site of Lockheed Hudson N7337 on North Barrule

9th September 1941
Hudson Mk.I N7337
No.1 (C)OTU, RAF
North Barrule, Ramsey

The crew were on a training flight from Silloth in Cumbria.  They had been briefed to remain in areas free of fog and low cloud, however the aircraft ended up … Continue reading “1941-09-09|Hudson Mk.I|N7337|No.1 (C)OTU, RAF|North Barrule, Ramsey”

No.83 MU Personnel at the crash site of Wellington T2714

8th February 1942
Wellington Mk.IC T2714
No.22 OTU, RAF
Burn Tod, Uldale

The crew were on a cross country navigation training flight from RAF Wellesbourne Mountford near Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire when their aircraft crashed near the summit of Burn Tod in the … Continue reading “1942-02-08|Wellington Mk.IC|T2714|No.22 OTU, RAF|Burn Tod, Uldale”

Crash site of Hawker Hurricane AG680 near Keld, Yorkshire

12th June 1942
Hurricane Mk.IIB AG680
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  

View from the crash site of Lockheed Hudson N7325 on Cross Fell

6th September 1942
Hudson Mk.I N7325
No.1 (C)OTU, RAF
Cross Fell, Cumbria

The crew had taken off from RAF Silloth late on the 5th September for a night navigation exercise. The planned route was from Silloth to South Rock light off Northern … Continue reading “1942-09-06|Hudson Mk.I|N7325|No.1 (C)OTU, RAF|Cross Fell, Cumbria”

Crash site of Lockheed Hudson Mk.V AM680 at Beda Head near Ullswater

10th November 1942
Hudson Mk.V AM680
Beda Head, Martindale

The aircraft, coded B-68, took off from RAF Silloth on the Solway Firth west of Carlisle at 00:50 on the 10th November for a night navigation exercise. At 01:14 the … Continue reading “1942-11-10|Hudson Mk.V|AM680|No.1 OTU, RAF|Beda Head, Martindale”

Memorial plaque near the crash site of Vickers Wellington HZ251 at Low Bradley, Skipton, North Yorkshire

23rd September 1943
Wellington Mk.XI HZ251
Low Bradley, Skipton

The crew of HZ251 had flown a cross country navigation exercise on the 22nd September from their home station at RAF Silloth in Cumbria, they landed at RAF Skipton-on-Swale near … Continue reading “1943-09-23|Wellington Mk.XI|HZ251|No.6 OTU, RAF|Low Bradley, Skipton”

Wreckage at the crash site of de Havilland Venom WR557 at Farlam Currick, Croglin Fell

4th March 1957
Venom F.B. Mk.4 WR557
No.22 MU, RAF
Farlam Currick, Northumberland

Flight Lieutenant Marshall had taken off from RAF Silloth in Cumbria for a test flight in WR557. Just over fifteen minutes into the flight Flt Lt Marshall reported that the … Continue reading “1957-03-04|Venom F.B. Mk.4|WR557|No.22 MU, RAF|Farlam Currick, Northumberland”