Oxford Mk.II V3626 of No.12 SFTS, RAF, crashed on Fawside Edge near Longnor on the 16th November 1941 while on a cross country navigation flight from Spitalgate

Airspeed Oxford


Raymond Henry Wattie Dix Leading Aircraftman Pilot Killed


The pilot had become disorientated in poor weather and had probably descended to determine his position when the aircraft crashed and was destroyed by fire.

View towards the crash site of Airspeed Oxford Mk.II V3626 on Fawside Edge near Longnor, Staffordshire
Above is a photo looking towards where the aircraft crashed, when we visited the crash site we found some small fragments of the aircraft including one part with an Oxford part number and de Havilland inspectors stamp, this aircraft was one a large number built by de Havilland under contract. Interestingly the aircraft is also the only Oxford Mk.II in the Peak District and one of only a small number on high ground.