Wreckage at the crash site of Supermarine Spitfire X4843 on Yr Aran near Beddgelert

26th September 1941
Spitfire Mk.I X4843
No.57 OTU, RAF
Yr Aran, Gwynedd

The pilot, a 27 year old former accountant from Australia, was part way through his training course at RAF Hawarden prior to being posted to an operational unit. He had … Continue reading “1941-09-26|Spitfire Mk.I|X4843|No.57 OTU, RAF|Yr Aran, Gwynedd”

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”

Memorial plaque on the rockface near where Supermarine Spitfire SL611 crashed

20th November 1947
Spitfire Mk.XVI SL611
No.603 Sqn, RAuxAF
Ill Crag, Eskdale

Flt Lt Loudon an instructor for No.603 Sqn had taken off from RAF Hullavington for a cross-country flight to Turnhouse, now Edinburgh Airport.  He had landed at RAF Hawarden near … Continue reading “1947-11-20|Spitfire Mk.XVI|SL611|No.603 Sqn, RAuxAF|Ill Crag, Eskdale”