Armstrong Siddeley Cheetah engine at the crash site of Avro Anson W2630 on Cairnsmore of Fleet

17th April 1942
Anson Mk.I W2630
No.1 AOS, RAF
Cairnsmore of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway

The pilot was flying the aircraft on a night air test from RAF Wigtown, with a wireless operator and passenger who was an employee of Airwork Ltd, when they flew … Continue reading “1942-04-17|Anson Mk.I|W2630|No.1 AOS, RAF|Cairnsmore of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway”

Crash site of Avro Anson DJ472 on Caisteal Abhail on the Isle of Arran

2nd August 1942
Anson Mk.I DJ472
No.1 (O)AFU
Caisteal Abhail, Isle of Arran

On the 2nd August 1942 Anson DJ472 left RAF Wigtown to the south of Newton Stewart in Galloway for a cross country navigation flight. At about 18:00 while on a … Continue reading “1942-08-02|Anson Mk.I|DJ472|No.1 (O)AFU|Caisteal Abhail, Isle of Arran”

Wreckage at the crash site of Avro Anson N5032 near Craigencallie, Newton Stewart

1st September 1943
Anson Mk.I N5032
No.1 (O)AFU, RAF
Craigencallie, Dumfries & Galloway

The crew were on a night navigation exercise from RAF Wigtown, they were returning to their base but overshot on a northerly heading and flew into high ground to the … Continue reading “1943-09-01|Anson Mk.I|N5032|No.1 (O)AFU, RAF|Craigencallie, Dumfries & Galloway”

Crash site of Avro Anson Mk.I AX177 on Cronk ny Arrey Laa

13th November 1944
Anson Mk.I AX177
No.1 (O)AFU, RAF
Cronk ny Arrey Laa, Port Erin

The aircraft was on a night navigation exercise from Wigtown in southern Scotland, the aircraft’s route was to be from Wigtown to Eggerness Point > Whithorn > Ballyquinton Point > … Continue reading “1944-11-13|Anson Mk.I|AX177|No.1 (O)AFU, RAF|Cronk ny Arrey Laa, Port Erin”

Wreckage at the crash site of Avro Anson EF935 on Corney Fell, Bootle, Cumbria

8th January 1945
Anson Mk.I EF935
No.1 (O)AFU, RAF
Corney Fell, Bootle

The aircraft was on a night navigation exercise from RAF Wigtown in Southern Scotland when it crashed on Corney Fell above the village of Bootle in the south western Lake … Continue reading “1945-01-08|Anson Mk.I|EF935|No.1 (O)AFU, RAF|Corney Fell, Bootle”