|High Ground Wrecks|
How to combine hillwalking with an interest in old aircraft. These slides are taken from my collection and mainly date from the 1980s.
WARNING: going into the mountains without the proper equipment and knowledge is dangerous. You need to have pinpoint navigation; know how to read maps and use a compass and NEVER rely solely on a GPS.
Bristol Blenheim, Ben Inner
Engine and collector ring
Douglas C47 Carlin's Cairn, Dunfries & Galloway
G-AMRB Dakota Greenside Hill
The impact point of the Dakota
A small cairn with a concrete ballast weight, on top is a compass for scale.
F-100 Peter Hill
The impact point and small wreckage.
Tiger Moth, Blairdenon Hill
Small wreckage pile and memorial cross
One of the many burial pits
Hurricane, Loch Doon
Hurricane's Merlin engine, Loch Doon
Hurricane, Loch Doon. Main wreckage
Andy Gemmell and his "conscience", Mary Mc Gonagall. Mary you have the patience of a saint. December 1984. A bottle of Irn Bru is lurking amongst the grass.
Firefly, Rear fuselage
Firefly, rear fuselage and a wing.
Firefly, Blaeloch Hill
Allan Thomson, holds up a tail plane. Main impact point. The aircraft still has its blue wartime camouflage paint.
Firefly, Meikle Bin
Firefly rear fuselage
Firefly serial number
A wing section on a crisp winter morning.
Devon, Box Law
The wings, tail planes and tail fin. The Devon landed intact on the moorland and was complete for many years until, as the story goes a party of scouts lit a fire inside the fuselage and the rot set in afterwards
Tail fin and badge