Category Archives: Aircraft incidents

A wander on Ben Rinnes – Hares, Ptarmigan and an Aircraft Crash.

Ben Rinnes –  This hill is a favourite of mine, its my nearest hill  a Corbett and has been a good pal over the years.  We used it often in my early days with the RAF Kinloss Mountain Rescue Team … Continue reading

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Colonsay – The Whale sculpture.

I listen to the news that so many folk want to go abroad for a holiday yet in Scotland there is so much to see. How many miss out ? I was very lucky to get a break with my … Continue reading

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Masirah – Desert Rescue memories .

I was posted to Masirah after a tour at RAF Kinloss. I was devastated at the time as I was really happy at Kinloss with the Mountain Rescue Team and it was the beginning of another winter. Masirah was a … Continue reading

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Colonsay – a visit this week and in 1978 Sept – A Dutch military Atlantic aircraft Crash. A night in a cave and a tale like! Whisky Galore”

I had previously been in Colonsay in 1978. It was for a French military Atlantic aircraft that had ditched on the sea. It was part of a big NATO exercise at the time. 14 September 1978 – A Dutch surveillance … Continue reading

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The Shackleton Crash on 30 April 1990 – The Isle of Harris.

The RAF Mountain Rescue was formed during the Second World War to rescue aircrew from crashed aircraft in the mountains of the UK. To this day the 3 RAF Teams that still survive are still called to carry out some … Continue reading

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Braeraich aircraft crash a past visit . Blenheim Z7356 on Braeriach, Cairngorms.On 22nd March 1945. A visit in 2015.

This was a piece written after I was recovering from several operations in 2015 a few years ago. I was with a good pal Tom MacDonald who was up visiting its well worth revisiting the piece I wrote. I had … Continue reading

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Some thoughts after the Blog on the Jaguar Crash at St Abbs Head. The Hillsborough Tragedy a sad day.

I had sadly forgot that when this Call out was on going the Hillborough Tragedy occurred on the 15 April 1989 when 96 fans were killed watching a football match. My head must have been so full at the time … Continue reading

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1989 St Abbs Head RAF Jaguar Aircraft Crash

A Jaguar GR1A xz359 from RAF Coltishall crashed in fog 1.5 miles WNW off St Abbs Head Lumsdaine Beach 1½ miles NW of St. Abbs Head, Berwickshire ( – The pilot (Squadron Leader Paul Victor Lloyd) sadly was killed. He … Continue reading

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Far North aircraft crashes great courage on Ben Loyal by Local shepherd and Doctor. The Mosquito on Cranstakie .

Now we can travel many are out hunting Munros and Corbetts, most of the hills have tales to them many getting forgotten in these days of how many Munros, Corbetts and Strava times. Maybe I am getting old but I … Continue reading

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Aircraft crash sites some information.

March 21 – Aircraft Crashes some information and Guides. Recently there has been some folk seeking information on aircraft crashes in Scotland and other area in the UK.  I was a member of The RAF Mountain Rescue that was founded … Continue reading

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