Engine from Avro Anson N9857 at the crash site on Imir Fada, Ben More Assynt

13th April 1941
Anson Mk.I N9857
No.19 OTU, RAF
Ben More Assynt, Sutherland

F/O Steyn’s Distinguished Flying Cross was Gazetted on the 17th January 1941, he was a Pilot Officer serving with No.10 Squadron at the time The aircraft had taken off from … Continue reading “1941-04-13|Anson Mk.I|N9857|No.19 OTU, RAF|Ben More Assynt, Sutherland”

Rear fuselage of Armstrong Whitworth Whitley N1498 which crashed on Carn a Choire Mhoir, near Tomatin, at the Midland Air Museum, Coventry

6th January 1942
Whitley Mk.V N1498
No.19 OTU, RAF
Carn a Choire Mhoir, Inverness-shire

Whitley Mk.V N1498 of No.19 Operational Training Unit, flew into Carn a Choire Mhoir near Tomatin whilst on an evening training flight from RAF Kinloss on the 6th January 1942   John George Irvine Pilot Officer RNZAF Pilot Killed John Graham Castling Pilot Officer RNZAF Pilot Killed Cecil Spencer George DFM Sergeant Pilot (Instructor) Killed … Continue reading “1942-01-06|Whitley Mk.V|N1498|No.19 OTU, RAF|Carn a Choire Mhoir, Inverness-shire”

Crash site of Airspeed Oxford L4597 beside Loch Laidon, Rannoch Moor

2nd March 1942
Oxford Mk.I L4597
Rannoch Moor, Perthshire

The pilot was ferrying the aircraft to No.45 Maintenance Unit at RAF Kinloss from Cambridge in poor weather. While over Rannoch Moor the starboard engine of the aircraft failed, unable … Continue reading “1942-03-02|Oxford Mk.I|L4597|No.4 FPP, ATA|Rannoch Moor, Perthshire”

Memorial cairn at the crash site of Avro Anson DJ106 on Ben MacDui, Cairngorm Mountains

21st August 1942
Anson Mk.I DJ106
No.19 OTU, RAF
Ben MacDui, Inverness-shire

The crew of DJ106 was on a day time cross country navigation flight from RAF Kinloss. It was while returning to base that the aircraft flew into the western side … Continue reading “1942-08-21|Anson Mk.I|DJ106|No.19 OTU, RAF|Ben MacDui, Inverness-shire”

Wreckage at the crash site of Armstrong Whitworth Whitley Mk.V BD295 on Cawdor Moor near Inverness

17th May 1943
Whitley Mk.V BD295
No.19 OTU, RAF
Cawdor Moor, Inverness-shire

  Flight Lieutenant McFarland and the trainee crew he was instructor to were on a night cross country navigation and bombing exercise from RAF Kinloss near Forres in Moray on … Continue reading “1943-05-17|Whitley Mk.V|BD295|No.19 OTU, RAF|Cawdor Moor, Inverness-shire”

Crash site of Armstrong Whitworth Whitley Mk.V LA877 on Meallan Odhar

3rd July 1943
Whitley Mk.V LA877
No.19 OTU, RAF
Meallan Odhar, Inverness-shire

The aircraft was being used for a screened bombing exercise followed by a cross country navigation exercise. The crew took off from Forres on the Moray coast, a satellite of … Continue reading “1943-07-03|Whitley Mk.V|LA877|No.19 OTU, RAF|Meallan Odhar, Inverness-shire”

Wreckage in a sheepfold below the crash site of Handley Page Halifax JP182 on Eel Crag, Keswick

24th January 1944
Halifax Mk.II JP182
No.14 FPP, ATA
Eel Crag, Keswick

The aircraft was ferried by two crew from No.14 FPP, stationed at Ringway, from RAF Kinloss in Scotland to No.5 Maintenance Unit at RAF Kemble in Gloucestershire. While on the … Continue reading “1944-01-24|Halifax Mk.II|JP182|No.14 FPP, ATA|Eel Crag, Keswick”

Rolls Royce Merlin engine at the crash site of Avro Lancaster TX264 on Beinn Eighe

14th March 1951
Lancaster G.R. Mk.3 TX264
No.120 Sqn, RAF
Beinn Eighe, Wester Ross

The aircraft had taken off from RAF Kinloss near Nairn on the Moray coast, the crew were to conduct an night navigation training exercise. Some 6 1/2 hours after leaving … Continue reading “1951-03-14|Lancaster G.R. Mk.3|TX264|No.120 Sqn, RAF|Beinn Eighe, Wester Ross”

Small amount of wreckage and cairn at the crash site of Avro Shackleton XF702 on Creag Bhan, Lochailort

21st December 1967
Shackleton M.R. Mk.3 XF702
No.206 Sqn, RAF
Creag Bhan, Inverness-shire

The crew had been briefed for an Anti-submarine training exercise in the sea area around the Hebridean island of Tiree, the flight was to be conducted under Instrument Flying Rules … Continue reading “1967-12-21|Shackleton M.R. Mk.3|XF702|No.206 Sqn, RAF|Creag Bhan, Inverness-shire”