Port wing at the crash site of Lockheed Hudson N7310 on Withi Gill, Isle of Hoy

19th March 1941
Hudson Mk.I N7310
No.220 Sqn, RAF
Withi Gill, Orkney

No.220 Squadron was stationed at RAF Thornaby near Middlesbrough with a number of detached Flights at other coastal air stations, one was at RAF Wick in Caithness. At 05:50 on … Continue reading “1941-03-19|Hudson Mk.I|N7310|No.220 Sqn, RAF|Withi Gill, Orkney”

Remaining wreckage at the crash site Lockheed Hudson T9292 near Brora, Sutherland

1st May 1941
Hudson Mk.I T9292
No.269 Sqn, RAF
Brora, Sutherland

The aircraft had taken off from Wick on convoy escort duties in the early evening, upon return the pilot could not safely break through cloud cover near Wick or over … Continue reading “1941-05-01|Hudson Mk.I|T9292|No.269 Sqn, RAF|Brora, Sutherland”

Impact scar at the crash site of Armstrong Whitworth Whitley Mk.V P5070 on East Scaraben, Berriedale, Caithnes

1st May 1941
Whitley Mk.V P5070
No.612 Sqn, RAF
East Scaraben, Caithness

The crew had taken off on an anti U-Boat patrol from Wick on the 30th April 1941 and were returning early from the flight in the early hours of the … Continue reading “1941-05-01|Whitley Mk.V|P5070|No.612 Sqn, RAF|East Scaraben, Caithness”

Alan with wreckage at the crash site of Consolidated Liberator FL949, Cuilags, Island of Hoy, Orkney

1st January 1945
Liberator Mk.V FL949
No.311 Sqn, RAF
Cuilags, Orkney

The aircraft was returning to Wick, though the Squadron was stationed further down the coast at Tain, from an uneventful anti-submarine patrol in near arctic conditions, with low cloud, high … Continue reading “1945-01-01|Liberator Mk.V|FL949|No.311 Sqn, RAF|Cuilags, Orkney”