Crater at the crash site of de Havilland Vampire VV601 near Llyn Eigiau, the Carneddau, Snowdonia

19th April 1956
Vampire F.B. Mk.5 VV601
Nr Llyn Eigiau, Conwy

The pilot, 19 year old Fleet Air Arm trainee Robert Armitage, was undergoing advanced flying training at No.7 FTS at RAF Valley, having previously trained on Provosts at No.1 FTS … Continue reading “1956-04-19|Vampire F.B. Mk.5|VV601|No.7 FTS, RAF|Nr Llyn Eigiau, Conwy”

Crash site of BAC Jet Provost XW371 at High Salter, Lancaster, Lancashire

3rd July 1979
Jet Provost T. Mk.5A XW371
Roeburndale, Lancashire

The pilot was a cross country navigation flight from RAF Church Fenton, near Tadcaster, in Yorkshire. He was flying east from Lancaster across the northern end of the Forest of … Continue reading “1979-07-03|Jet Provost T. Mk.5A|XW371|No.7 FTS, RAF|Roeburndale, Lancashire”

Small fragments of wreckage at the crash site from Jet Provost T. Mk.5 XW417 near Thirlmere

9th December 1982
Jet Provost T. Mk.5A XW417
Thirlmere, Keswick

The pilot was a Waddington based Vulcan Co-pilot who was on a “Co-pilot Enrichment Scheme” flying training course at RAF Church Fenton based No.7 FTS. This course was designed to … Continue reading “1982-12-09|Jet Provost T. Mk.5A|XW417|No.7 FTS, RAF|Thirlmere, Keswick”