Undercarriage from Armstrong Whitworth Whitley P5041 at Balmavicar, Mull of Kintyre

23rd January 1941
Whitley Mk.V P5041
No.502 Sqn, RAF
Balmavicar, Kintyre

The aircraft had taken off from Aldergrove in Northern Ireland on convoy escort duties, the crew became lost in bad weather (most likely while returning to Aldergrove) and flew too … Continue reading “1941-01-23|Whitley Mk.V|P5041|No.502 Sqn, RAF|Balmavicar, Kintyre”

Wreckage from Lockheed Hudson Mk.I N7235 near Loch Bradan

3rd March 1941
Hudson Mk.I N7235
No.224 Sqn, RAF
Loch Bradan, Ayrshire

The aircraft was being flown from No.224 Sqn’s home station of RAF Leuchars to RAF Aldergrove in Northern Ireland. It had taken off at 12:00 but failed to arrive at … Continue reading “1941-03-03|Hudson Mk.I|N7235|No.224 Sqn, RAF|Loch Bradan, Ayrshire”

Tail section at the crash site of Lockheed Hudson T9432 on Ben Lui

15th April 1941
Hudson Mk.III T9432
No.233 Sqn, RAF
Ben Lui, Stirlingshire

Sgt Aylott was from Buckhurst Hill in Essex, there is a photograph of his grave on the Buckhurst Hill history website. The aircraft had been on a patrol from RAF … Continue reading “1941-04-15|Hudson Mk.III|T9432|No.233 Sqn, RAF|Ben Lui, Stirlingshire”

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”

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”

Memorial cairn at the crash site of Boeing Vertol Chinook ZD576 on Beinn na Lice, Mull of Kintyre

2nd June 1994
Chinook H.C. Mk.2 ZD576
No.7 Sqn, RAF
Beinn Na Lice, Kintyre

The aircraft was being used to fly personnel from the Army, security and intelligence services to a meeting at Fort George near Inverness. They had taken off from Aldergrove near … Continue reading “1994-06-02|Chinook H.C. Mk.2|ZD576|No.7 Sqn, RAF|Beinn Na Lice, Kintyre”