Category Archives: Aircraft incidents

Enjoyable chat at Hopeman then a visit a local charity Outfitmoray and a few thoughts on my struggle to write my book! 

A chat at Hopeman lovely group / a local charity Outfitmoray and a few thoughts on my struggle to write my book! I had a lovely morning yesterday talking to the ladies of the Hopeman Be Active Live Longer (BALL) … Continue reading

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Maurader aircraft Crash Accident Site: 3 rd June 1943 – Beinn na Feusaige (625m / 2,051ft) Hill of the beard

Many will know that I am interested in aircraft crash sites in the mountains, this is one site I have not visited yet Maurader aircraft Crash Accident Site: 3 rd June 1943 – Beinn na Feusaige (625m / 2,051ft) This crash site … Continue reading

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The Garbh Coire bothy in the Cairngorms. RAF Mountain Rescue and Mountain personality Cameron McNeish. The sad Anniversary of the Wessex Crash on Ben More Crianlarich!

It was a long day after my late journey home from my travels over the last few days. The weather was wild so it was a day of recovery and catching up. My mail had a £70 fine for parking … Continue reading

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A long day, a bit of family, some culture, thoughts and a wild late drive along the moonlight snowy A9.

It was a long day yesterday getting back at 0115 from Lockerbie. The day started with a wild day in Ayr driving rain and wind then out for a breakfast with my sister in Prestwick. The weather had been wild … Continue reading

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On my travels to Ayr and Lockerbie! A bit wild weather forecast!

I Left home for the journey to Ayr mid morning after a medical appointment the roads were fine with cloud on the hills through the Cairngorms. The rivers full and Spey flooded in places looks like a big thaw on. … Continue reading

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The Shackelton Crash on 21 Dec 1967 – REPORT ON THE PILGRIMAGE TO THE 206 SQN CAIRN LOCHAIRLORT

219-20/67 21/12/67- 08/01/67 Lochailort Shackleton Mk 111 crash.  13 fatal.  A very tragic incident as several of the team knew the aircrew. At the time in 1967 this was a real tragic aircraft crash for the team to be involved … Continue reading

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A snowy wander from Black Bridge up Strath Vaich.

It was away early at 0715 Dianne had said she would come and I fitted her out with crampons and an axe, the forecast was not great after 1400 with snow coming in. The car was frozen as we left … Continue reading

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