Wreckage from Handley Page Hampden P1260 below the crash site on the northern side of Snaefell

1st January 1940
Hampden Mk.I P1260
No.7 Sqn, RAF
Snaefell, Sulby

The crew of P1260 were on a daytime cross country navigation exercise from RAF Upper Heyford, they flew to Blackpool and then out over the Irish Sea.  The weather over … Continue reading “1940-01-01|Hampden Mk.I|P1260|No.7 Sqn, RAF|Snaefell, Sulby”

Memorial cairn at the crash site of Boeing Vertol Chinook ZD576 on Beinn na Lice, Mull of Kintyre

2nd June 1994
Chinook H.C. Mk.2 ZD576
No.7 Sqn, RAF
Beinn Na Lice, Kintyre

The aircraft was being used to fly personnel from the Army, security and intelligence services to a meeting at Fort George near Inverness. They had taken off from Aldergrove near … Continue reading “1994-06-02|Chinook H.C. Mk.2|ZD576|No.7 Sqn, RAF|Beinn Na Lice, Kintyre”