Westland Lysander at the Royal Air Force Museum

15th November 1940
Lysander Mk.II P1693
No.613 Sqn, RAF
Ashgate, Chesterfield

The pilot took off from Sywell near Northampton in good weather conditions bound for Firbeck in South Yorkshire between Worksop and Rotherham where No.613 Squadron were based at the time … Continue reading “1940-11-15|Lysander Mk.II|P1693|No.613 Sqn, RAF|Ashgate, Chesterfield”

Wreckage at the crash site of Westland Lysander V9403 at Featherbed Moss, Chew Reservoir, Peak District

18th August 1941
Lysander Mk.IIIA V9403
Slate Pit Moss, Oldham

LAC Chadwick died of his injuries on the 24th August 1941. The aircraft was on an anti-aircraft co-operation exercise from Ringway (Manchester) to Rhyl in North Wales, the aircraft’s gyro-compass … Continue reading “1941-08-18|Lysander Mk.IIIA|V9403|No.6 AACU, RAF|Slate Pit Moss, Oldham”

Westland Lysander at the Royal Air Force Museum

30th May 1942
Lysander Mk.IIIA V9729
Cronkstone, Buxton

The aircraft was being used to provide night anti-aircraft co-operation with ground units at Rhyl and had taken off from Sealand near Chester. While returning from the Rhyl area to … Continue reading “1942-05-30|Lysander Mk.IIIA|V9729|No.6 AACU, RAF|Cronkstone, Buxton”

Bristol Mercury engine from Westland Lysander T1655 crashed between Cadair Berwyn and Cadair Bronwen on display at the Wartime Aicraft Recovery Group museum at Sleap aerodrome in Shropshire

15th December 1942
Lysander Mk.III T1655
No.61 OTU, RAF
Cadair Bronwen, Wrexham

The aircraft had taken off from RAF Rednal in Shropshire to carry out a search for Spitfire Mk.IIA P7295 which had been lost the day before. The pilot of the … Continue reading “1942-12-15|Lysander Mk.III|T1655|No.61 OTU, RAF|Cadair Bronwen, Wrexham”