Crash site of de Havilland Moth G-ACGD on Broad Law, Scottish Border

26th September 1936
DH60G Moth Major G-ACGD
Broadlaw, Borders

The two men had taken off from a private aerodrome at Macmerry between Tranent and Haddington in East Lothian in an aircraft owned by the Edinburgh Flying Club, who used … Continue reading “1936-09-26|DH60G Moth Major|G-ACGD|Civil|Broadlaw, Borders”

Crash site of Bristol Blenheim Mk.IV Z7646 on Bowbeat Hill, Moorfoot Hills, Peebles, Scottish Border

30th July 1941
Blenheim Mk.IV Z7646
No.18 MU, RAF
Bowbeat Hill, Borders

No.18 Maintenance Unit were stationed at RAF Dumfries where they prepared aircraft for active service, they had large numbers of aircraft on charge at any one time and so stored … Continue reading “1941-07-30|Blenheim Mk.IV|Z7646|No.18 MU, RAF|Bowbeat Hill, Borders”

Crash site of Boulton Paul Defiant T4042 on Hunt Law, Lauder, Scottish Borders

29th August 1941
Defiant Mk.I T4042
No.60 OTU, RAF
Hunt Law, Borders

During the early morning of the 29th August Sgt La Gruta was briefed by Sergeant R J McNair, an instructor with C Flight at 60 OTU who had previously flown … Continue reading “1941-08-29|Defiant Mk.I|T4042|No.60 OTU, RAF|Hunt Law, Borders”

Plaque commemorating the crew of Halifax JP190 at Craik, near Hawick, Scottish Borders

1st April 1944
Halifax Mk.II JP190
No.1656 HCU, RAF
Muckle Knowe, Borders

The crew, along with a second Flight Engineer, were on a night cross country navigation exercise from RAF Lindholme near Doncaster having taken off at 20:15 when the aircraft struck … Continue reading “1944-04-01|Halifax Mk.II|JP190|No.1656 HCU, RAF|Muckle Knowe, Borders”

Crash site of de Havilland Dominie X7400 on Dollar Law near Peebles, Scottish Borders

28th February 1949
Dominie Mk.I X7400
No.782 Sqn, RN
Dollar Law, Borders

The aircraft was being flown to RNAS Donibristle at Dalgety Bay in Fife when its port engine failed at 6,500ft, the pilot was unable to maintain height on one engine … Continue reading “1949-02-28|Dominie Mk.I|X7400|No.782 Sqn, RN|Dollar Law, Borders”

Wing at the crash site of North American Harvard Mk.2b FT401 on Little Knock, Tweedsmuir

16th January 1953
Harvard Mk.2B FT401
No.22 FTS, RAF
Little Knock, Borders

The aircraft was an RAF Harvard Mk.IIB from No.22 Flying Training School at Syerston near Newark but was being used by a detachment at Anthorn. Midshipman Wadham, a trainee Royal … Continue reading “1953-01-16|Harvard Mk.2B|FT401|No.22 FTS, RAF|Little Knock, Borders”

27th November 1986
Jaguar GR1A XX732
No.226 OCU, RAF
Stock Hill, Borders

Captain Buteau was a United States Air Force officer taking part in the Officer Exchange programme with the RAF. Before entering the Officer Exchange programme he was a flying instructor … Continue reading “1986-11-27|Jaguar GR1A|XX732|No.226 OCU, RAF|Stock Hill, Borders”