Memorial unveiling close to the crash site of Gloster Meteor WE904 at Millthorpe near Chesterfield, Derbyshire

12th May 1955
Meteor F. Mk.8 WE904
No.211 FTS, RAF
Millthorpe, Chesterfield

On the 12th May 2005 a memorial was unveiled by the sister of the pilot in the village of Millthorpe commemorating his death. The pilot had taken off to carry … Continue reading “1955-05-12|Meteor F. Mk.8|WE904|No.211 FTS, RAF|Millthorpe, Chesterfield”

Crash site of de Havilland Vampire T. Mk.11 XE866 on Stanage Edge near Hathersage, Derbyshire

7th August 1957
Vampire T. Mk.11 XE866
Stanage Edge, Hathersage

At 07:50 on the 8th August 1957 Flying Officers Jones and Brett took off in Vampire XE866 for a training flight from RAF Worksop. F/O Brett, under the instruction of … Continue reading “1957-08-07|Vampire T. Mk.11|XE866|No.4 FTS, RAF|Stanage Edge, Hathersage”