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Wednesday, 17 September 2008

raf valley

RAF valley gate guard t7 hunter just by the gatethere is a car parkwhere you can watch the hawks and on a good day many other types take off and land if your into that?
The club house at the rhosneiger golf club on the 2/9/44 a usaf c-47 whilst making a emergency landing due to a engine fire dropped its engine about 50yrds from the clubhouse the plane got down but was burned out on the airfield the crew escaped un hurt!
Not far from this footbridge gnat xr976 crashed on the 12/10/64 and xr586 on 14/1/65 in the sand dunes off to the right both crew ejected safely !
The height of the sand dunes at valley have meant a few planes have been in collision with them this is about the spot beaufighter t3024 clipped with its undercarriage and crash landed on the runway beyond on the 15/11/41 another beaufighter r2372 was damaged avoiding the remains on the 20/11/41

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