Rolls Royce Griffon engine from Fairey Firefly DT977 on Blaeloch Hill near Largs

26th October 1944
Firefly F.R. Mk.I DT977
No.1770 Sqn, RN
Blaeloch Hill, Ayrshire

During the morning of the 26th October 1944 the Sub Lts Fairclough and King were on a radio navigation training exercise from RNAS Ayr (HMS Wagtail) before embarking on HMS … Continue reading “1944-10-26|Firefly F.R. Mk.I|DT977|No.1770 Sqn, RN|Blaeloch Hill, Ayrshire”

Port wing at the crash site of Fairey Firefly WB336 on Beinn Uraraidh, Isle of Islay

25th September 1951
Firefly A.S. Mk.5 WB336
No.719 Sqn, RN
Beinn Uraraidh, Isle of Islay

Both men, from the Royal Australian Navy, were in training with No.737 Squadron at Prestwick but part of their combined training was detached to No.719 Squadron at Eglinton in Northern … Continue reading “1951-09-25|Firefly A.S. Mk.5|WB336|No.719 Sqn, RN|Beinn Uraraidh, Isle of Islay”