Crash site of Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vb BL487 at Ashley, Altrincham, Cheshire

14th September 1942
Spitfire Mk.Vb BL487
No.880 Sqn, RN
Ashley, Cheshire

No.880 Squadron had operated Hawker Sea Hurricanes for sometime aboard HMS Indomitable before arriving in Liverpool on the 28th August 1942 and travelling the short distance to HMS Blackcap at … Continue reading “1942-09-14|Spitfire Mk.Vb|BL487|No.880 Sqn, RN|Ashley, Cheshire”

The crash site of Airspeed Oxford Mk.I NM683 on Rushup Edge, Edale, Derbyshire

4th March 1945
Oxford Mk.I NM683
PFFNTU, RAF
Rushup Edge, Edale

As is shown above all four aircrew were holders of Distinguished Flying Crosses, and were experienced in their individual trades. The crew were briefed for a day time cross country … Continue reading “1945-03-04|Oxford Mk.I|NM683|PFFNTU, RAF|Rushup Edge, Edale”

Armoured bulkhead at the crash site of Grumman Wildcat JV404 on Bennan, Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

11th September 1945
Wildcat Mk.V JV404
No.898 Sqn, RN
Bennan, Dumfries & Galloway

On the 11th September 1945 a number of Grumman Wildcats set out from HMS Blackcap at Stretton in Cheshire on a ferry flight to HMS Wagtail at Ayr. During that … Continue reading “1945-09-11|Wildcat Mk.V|JV404|No.898 Sqn, RN|Bennan, Dumfries & Galloway”

Engines at the crash site of de Havilland Dominie X7394 on Broad Crag, Scafell Pike

30th August 1946
Dominie X7394
No.782 Sqn, RN
Broad Crag, Wasdale

The aircraft and air ambulance variant of the Dominie (military Dragon Rapide), based at RNAS Donibristle (HMS Merlin), was being used to fly a seriously ill patient from Abbottsinch, the … Continue reading “1946-08-30|Dominie|X7394|No.782 Sqn, RN|Broad Crag, Wasdale”

Wreckage at the crash site of Supermarine Seafire Sp325 and SX314 on Tagsclough Hill, Wildboarclough, Cheshire

16th July 1949
Seafire F. Mk.17 SP325 & SX314
No.1831 Sqn, RN
Wildboarclough, Macclesfield

Supermarine Seafire F.Mk.17s SP325 and SX314 of No.1831 Sqn, RN, crashed after mid-air collision near Wildboarclough 16th July 1949 while flying from RNAS Stretton near Warrington   Edward Hugh Ramsden Eccles Lieutenant Pilot (SX314) Killed Frank James Dyke Lieutenant Pilot (SP325) Killed  

Excavating the crash site of Supermarine Attacker F.B. Mk.1 WA535 at Winwick, Warrington

5th February 1953
Attacker F.B. Mk.1 WA535
No.767 Sqn, RN
Winwick, Warrington

During the afternoon of the 5th February 1953 Mr Collingwood took off from Royal Naval Air Station Stretton near Warrington on his third familiarisation flight in a Supermarine Attacker, having … Continue reading “1953-02-05|Attacker F.B. Mk.1|WA535|No.767 Sqn, RN|Winwick, Warrington”