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”

Remaining wreckage at the crash site Lockheed Hudson T9292 near Brora, Sutherland

1st May 1941
Hudson Mk.I T9292
No.269 Sqn, RAF
Brora, Sutherland

The aircraft had taken off from Wick on convoy escort duties in the early evening, upon return the pilot could not safely break through cloud cover near Wick or over … Continue reading “1941-05-01|Hudson Mk.I|T9292|No.269 Sqn, RAF|Brora, Sutherland”

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”

Mixed wreckage from de Havilland Mosquito DZ486 on Cranstackie, Durness

5th April 1943
Mosquito Mk.IV DZ486
No.618 Sqn, RAF
Cranstakie, Sutherland

The aircraft is reported to have flown over Durness and Balnakeil before turning south and flying down the glen towards Cranstackie, however the distribution of wreckage at the site suggests … Continue reading “1943-04-05|Mosquito Mk.IV|DZ486|No.618 Sqn, RAF|Cranstakie, Sutherland”

Wreckage of Fairey Barracuda Mk.III PM870 on Col Bheinn, Brora, Sutherland

14th July 1945
Barracuda Mk.II PM870
No.818 Sqn, RN
Col Bheinn, Sutherland

The crew of PM870 were on a flight from HMS Owl at Fearn between Tain and Invergordon when their aircraft crashed on the southern side of Col Bheinn approximately 200ft … Continue reading “1945-07-14|Barracuda Mk.II|PM870|No.818 Sqn, RN|Col Bheinn, Sutherland”

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”

Crash site of English Electric Canberra P.R Mk.7 WT531 on Sron Gharbh, Scaraben, Berriedale, Caithness

2nd February 1966
Canberra P.R. Mk.7 WT531
No.80 Sqn, RAF
Sron Gharbh, Sutherland

The crew of WT531 were new to No.80 Squadron, and relatively inexperienced on Canberras. During the final week of January 1966 they were briefed for a training flight from RAF … Continue reading “1966-02-02|Canberra P.R. Mk.7|WT531|No.80 Sqn, RAF|Sron Gharbh, Sutherland”