Wreckage at the crash site of de Havilland Mosquito RL197 on Great Whernside, Kettlewell, Yorkshire

13th December 1948
Mosquito N.F. Mk.36 RL197
No.228 OCU, RAF
Great Whernside, North Yorkshire

The two crew were on a training exercise from RAF Leeming near Northallerton when they flew into the western face of Great Whernside a short way below its summit in … Continue reading “1948-12-13|Mosquito N.F. Mk.36|RL197|No.228 OCU, RAF|Great Whernside, North Yorkshire”

Wreckage scattered about the crash site of Gloster Meteor WD778 on Knock Fell, Dufton, Cumbria

24th March 1954
Meteor N.F. Mk.11 WD778
No.228 OCU, RAF
Dufton Fell, Cumbria

Gloster Meteor N.F. Mk.11 WD778 of No.228 OCU RAF, crashed on the 24th March 1954 on Dufton Fell near Appleby in the North Pennines after becoming lost in bad weather and running out of fuel   John David Briggs Pilot Officer Pilot Killed Derrick Walker Flying Officer Navigator / Radar operator Killed  

Wreckage at the crash site of Gloster Javelin XA662 on Apedale moor, Castle Bolton, Yorkshire

29th September 1959
Javelin F.A.W. Mk.5 XA662
No.228 OCU, RAF
Apedale, North Yorkshire

The crew were on a training flight from RAF Leeming near Northallerton. While over the Wensleydale area the aircraft suffered an engine fire and the other shut down after a … Continue reading “1959-09-29|Javelin F.A.W. Mk.5|XA662|No.228 OCU, RAF|Apedale, North Yorkshire”