Crash site of Avro Anson R9583 on Carn nan Tri-tighearnan, Moy, Inverness

27th July 1940
Anson Mk.I R9583
No.20 OTU, RAF
Carn nan Tri-tighearnan, Inverness-shire

The crew of the aircraft were on a night cross country exercise from RAF Lossiemouth on the Moray coast, they had departed at 22:15 on the 26th July. After completing … Continue reading “1940-07-27|Anson Mk.I|R9583|No.20 OTU, RAF|Carn nan Tri-tighearnan, Inverness-shire”

Crash site of Vickers Wellington Mk.IA L7775 on Bruach Mhor, Beinn a'Bhuird, Aberdeenshire

24th October 1940
Wellington Mk.IA L7775
No.20 OTU, RAF
Bruach Mhor, Aberdeenshire

During the night of the 23rd October 1940 a trainee crew along with an instructor left RAF Lossiemouth on the Moray coast for a night cross country exercise with the … Continue reading “1940-10-24|Wellington Mk.IA|L7775|No.20 OTU, RAF|Bruach Mhor, Aberdeenshire”

Crash site of Vickers Wellington Mk.IC R1093 on Carn Garbh near Brora, Sutherland

30th July 1941
Wellington Mk.IC R1093
No.20 OTU, RAF
Carn Garbh, Sutherland

The crew were on a navigation training flight from RAF Lossiemouth when they flew into the north western end of Carn Garbh, a 1770ft high hill to the west of … Continue reading “1941-07-30|Wellington Mk.IC|R1093|No.20 OTU, RAF|Carn Garbh, Sutherland”

Smashed Bristol Pegasus engine at the crash site of Vickers Wellington T2707 in Glen Affric

13th February 1942
Wellington Mk.IC T2707
No.20 OTU, RAF
Glen Affric, Inverness-shire

The crew were on a night cross country training flight from Lossiemouth when the starboard propeller came off, the aircraft could not maintain height on a single engine in icing … Continue reading “1942-02-13|Wellington Mk.IC|T2707|No.20 OTU, RAF|Glen Affric, Inverness-shire”

Wreckage of Vickers Wellington Mk.IC L7867 in Bealach Dubh

10th December 1942
Wellington Mk.IC L7867
No.28 OTU, RAF
Geal-charn, Inverness-shire

The crew, from B Flight of No.20 OTU, were on a day navigation training flight from RAF Lossiemouth. The planned route was from base to a point some 30 miles … Continue reading “1942-12-10|Wellington Mk.IC|L7867|No.28 OTU, RAF|Geal-charn, Inverness-shire”

Crash site of Vickers Wellington Mk.III HF816 on An Lurg, Cairngorms

14th August 1944
Wellington Mk.III HF816
No.20 OTU, RAF
An Lurg, Inverness-shire

On the night of the 14th August 1944 Pilot Officer Paterson and his crew were briefed to carry out a cross country navigation training flight from RAF Lossiemouth. Having taken … Continue reading “1944-08-14|Wellington Mk.III|HF816|No.20 OTU, RAF|An Lurg, Inverness-shire”

Undercarriage at the crash site of de Havilland Mosquito DZ642 on Royl Field, Clift Hills, Shetland

22nd November 1944
Mosquito Mk.IV DZ642
No.627 Sqn, RAF
Royl Field, Shetland

On the 22nd November 1944 nine aircraft from No.627 Squadron were tasked to take part in an attack on U-Boat pens at Trondheim, though 2 were cancelled and 1 landed … Continue reading “1944-11-22|Mosquito Mk.IV|DZ642|No.627 Sqn, RAF|Royl Field, Shetland”

Wreckage at the crash site of Supermarine Seafire SW826 on The Drum near Elgin

5th July 1948
Seafire Mk.15 SW826
No.766 Sqn, RN
The Drum, Moray

The pilot had been due to carry out a high altitude training flight from RNAS Lossiemouth, but his oxygen equipment was not functions as it should so he joined a … Continue reading “1948-07-05|Seafire Mk.15|SW826|No.766 Sqn, RN|The Drum, Moray”

Wreckage at the crash site of Hawker Sea Hawk WV845 on Creag an Lochain Deirg near Brora

4th September 1957
Sea Hawk F.G.A. Mk.4 WV845
Creag an Lochain Deirg, Sutherland

The aircraft, based at R.N.A.S. Lossiemouth, had been on an rocket firing exercise at Tain when it suffered a “hangup” the aircraft left the range to clear the hang up … Continue reading “1957-09-04|Sea Hawk F.G.A. Mk.4|WV845|AWTF, RN|Creag an Lochain Deirg, Sutherland”

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”