Category Archives: Aircraft incidents

7 December 1982 – This is the Anniversary of the F111 USA crash on Sgurr na Stri ( Hill of Strife) Isle of Skye.

“At about 8 pm on the night of 7 December 1982 after descending to about 1000ft over Loch Scavaig, an F-111F aircraft struck the southern face of the 1620 foot peak Sgurr na Stri,  The unarmed aircraft, serial number 70-2377, … Continue reading

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Thinking of my Mum – 40 years on.

This is always a hard week as every year at this time as the years go by its still the same today as it was when my Mum passed away.  This is the anniversary of my Mum’s passing she died … Continue reading

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Remembrance week – after all the parades how do we look after our Service men and women today ?

Thanks for the comments on my blogs during this Remembrance week each day I did a piece on Aircraft Crashes in the Mountains. It’s good to remember these places and to get away from the crowds and remember those who … Continue reading

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Remembrance Sunday the Lancaster on Beinn Eighe and the Royal Marines from 45 Commando.

Today is Remembrance Sunday and a few years ago I was honoured to receive these words and photos from 45 Commando. Sir, I am a Royal Marines Mountain Leader from 45 Commando, based in Arbroath and I follow your thought … Continue reading

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Remembrance Week Wellington Crash / Corrour / Alder Estate – Geal Charn.

This tragic Crash was on 10 th Dec 1942. This crash site is in remote country access can be tricky. The route to this site is up an Estate road from Dalwhinnie just of the A9. Many nowadays Mountain bike … Continue reading

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Remembrance Week – The Oxford aircraft on Ben A Bhuird Cairngorms missing for 7 months and the tale of its find and a watch found at the site in 1973 returned to the family.

Ben Avon (1171m, Munro 17) Beinn a’Bhuird (1197m, Munro 11) Ben a’ Bhuird is amongst the remotes of the Munros in Scotland and amongst the granite tors of Stob an t-Sluichd there is the remains of an aircraft crash. Beinn … Continue reading

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Remembrance week – Ben Macdui the 1942 Avro Anson air crash remembered.

“Lest we forget” Many people visit Ben Mac Dui as the second biggest mountain in the United Kingdom it is a busy mountain. It is amazing how many visit this summit yet fail to notice a memorial marked on the … Continue reading

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