Section of wing at the crash site of Blackburn Botha W5103 on Round Hill, Bleaklow, Longdendale

10th December 1941
Botha Mk.I W5103
Round Hill, Bleaklow

The aircraft was lost whilst on a ferry flight from Blackburn’s factory at Sherburn-in-Elmet near Leeds to Harwarden near Chester.  The pilot was attempting to fly above the cloud which … Continue reading “1941-12-10|Botha Mk.I|W5103|No.7 FPP, RAF|Round Hill, Bleaklow”

Crash site of Blackburn Botha Mk.I L6318 on Tal-y-Fan near Conwy

23rd August 1942
Botha Mk.I L6318
Tal-y-Fan, Conwy

(*) Contemporary records show Pendal as a Flight Sergeant, it is probable that he was due to be promoted to the rank of Warrant Officer and this was applied after … Continue reading “1942-08-23|Botha Mk.I|L6318|No.3 SGR, RAF|Tal-y-Fan, Conwy”

Wreckage at the crash site of Blackburn Botha L6202 on Llwytmor

28th August 1943
Botha Mk.I L6202
No.11 RS, RAF
Llwytmor, Gwynedd

No.11 Radio School at Hooton Park was responsible for the training of new wireless operators through a course of ground school and airborne practice. On the 28th August 1943 L6202 … Continue reading “1943-08-28|Botha Mk.I|L6202|No.11 RS, RAF|Llwytmor, Gwynedd”