Wreckage, engine firewall and bearers, at the crash site of Miles Master Mk.I N7761 on Broad Law, Scottish Borders

4th August 1940
Master Mk.I N7761
Broad Law, Borders

The aircraft was being transferred from RAF Montrose to Reading, the initial part of its route took the aircraft to Turnhouse on the edge of Edinburgh. At 09:40 on the … Continue reading “1940-08-04|Master Mk.I|N7761|No.3 FPP, ATA|Broad Law, Borders”

Crash site of Boulton Paul Defiant N3378 at Near Bleaklow Stones, Derbyshire

29th August 1941
Defiant Mk.I N3378
No.255 Sqn, RAF
Bleaklow Stones, Bleaklow

The exact reason for the flight is uncertain, N3378 was assigned to No.255 Squadron at RAF Hibaldstow in Lincolnshire but it had been to RAF Turnhouse at Edinburgh. Onboard were … Continue reading “1941-08-29|Defiant Mk.I|N3378|No.255 Sqn, RAF|Bleaklow Stones, Bleaklow”

Crash site of Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vb W3244 on Bullhope Law, Gifford, Lammermuir Hills

5th May 1942
Spitfire Mk.Vb W3244
No.242 Sqn, RAF
Bullhope Law, Lammermuir Hills

No.242 Squadron were stationed at RAF Turnhouse near Edinburgh, with a detached flight at RAF Drem in East Lothian. On the 5th May 1942 three aircraft took off on a … Continue reading “1942-05-05|Spitfire Mk.Vb|W3244|No.242 Sqn, RAF|Bullhope Law, Lammermuir Hills”

The view from the crash site of B-17 41-9051 on Skiddaw towards Keswick

14th September 1943
B-17E 41-9051
482nd BG, USAAF
Skiddaw, Keswick

The crew were on a cross country navigation flight from Alconbury, near Huntingdon, to RAF Turnhouse on the edge of Edinburgh (currently the city’s airport). The accident investigators suggested that … Continue reading “1943-09-14|B-17E|41-9051|482nd BG, USAAF|Skiddaw, Keswick”

Memorial plaque on the rockface near where Supermarine Spitfire SL611 crashed

20th November 1947
Spitfire Mk.XVI SL611
No.603 Sqn, RAuxAF
Ill Crag, Eskdale

Flt Lt Loudon an instructor for No.603 Sqn had taken off from RAF Hullavington for a cross-country flight to Turnhouse, now Edinburgh Airport.  He had landed at RAF Hawarden near … Continue reading “1947-11-20|Spitfire Mk.XVI|SL611|No.603 Sqn, RAuxAF|Ill Crag, Eskdale”

Crash site of Fairchild Argus G-AJSA near Abington, South Lanarkshire

7th April 1950
Argus G-AJSA
Plymouth Aero Club
Abington, South Lanarkshire

The aircraft was registered to the Plymouth Aero Club and had been chartered to fly to Turnhouse at Edinburgh. Having completed the flight to Turnhouse Mr Roberts, a member and … Continue reading “1950-04-07|Argus|G-AJSA|Plymouth Aero Club|Abington, South Lanarkshire”