AVRO ANSON L9149

This crash site was visited during an HML Assessment on Wednesday 7th October. Event and Historical Information:On 17 January 1939, Avro Anson L9149 was being used for navigation and observers training flying by the Southampton Training Aviation Company based at Hamble. The plan had been to fly to Coventry via Read more…

LIBERATOR PB4 Y1 38753

This crash site was visited during an HML Assessment on Wednesday 7th October. Event and Historical Information:This aircraft was used by the US Navy for anti-submarine and reconnaissance duties. On 24 August 1944, this Liberator took off from the US Naval base at Dunkeswell for a routine familiarisation training flight. Read more…

EXPEDITION SKILLS

October 13th – 15th: Aran Fawddwy (905m) + Aran Benllyn (885m) in the Snowdonia National Park The Expedition Skills Module is an optional module available to walking leaders. It’s an opportunity to increase your skills where you will be trained and assessed to lead groups on multi day camping expeditions.The Read more…

WELLINGTON R1465

Date of Crash: July 6th, 1942 Event and Historical Information:This Wellington was built by Vickers at Chester and assigned to 22 Operational Training Unit (OTU) at Wellesbourne Mountford. It was being flown by a Canadian crew on 6 July 1942 when the aircraft met heavy cloud. It is believed that Read more…

LANCASTER W4929

Date of Crash: September 5th 1943 Event and Historical Information:On 5 September 1943, this Lancaster was undertaking a cross-country night flying exercise from Winthorpe when it crashed north of Fan Foel at around 620m. The crew comprised Sgt N T Duxbury, pilot; Pilot Officer V R Folkerson, navigator; Sgt R Read more…