F111 Crash on Stron Na Stri – The Island Of Skye 7 Dec 1982.

My thoughts as always with the families of the crew and all those involved in the recovery.


The Plaque near Egol in Skye The Plaque near Egol in Skye the plaque is near the path a grid reference of its location would be great! Photo Ian Wright.

During the Christmas period I had a quite time socially but met a visitor to the village, Ian Wright he was over with his family for the festive period. He is working in the oil industry in Houston the USA and comes from this great area. We began talking and found we had a love of Scotland and the West Coast especially Skye and the mountains. I told him of my love of the Cullin ridge and especially Coruisk in the back of the Island and either a long walk in or by boat.

The view of the heart of Skye The view of the heart of Skye and Stron Na Stri

We began talking more and more about Skye and found that he had noticed a memorial near Egol   one of…

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After dinner speaker Lecturer and Mountain Rescue Specialist. Environmentalist. Spent 36 years with RAF Mountain Rescue and 4 years with a civilian Team . Still an active Mountaineer and loves the wild places.
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