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Saturday, 15 August 2009

Sea furies f-28 and f-25

On the 19th may 1953, 3 sea furies of the dutch naval air service flying from H.M.S Illustrious were flying in formation over Rhydwyn on Anglesey when in cloud f-43 f-28 and f-25 collided f-25 and 28 crashed with the loss of both the pilots, f-43 made a safe landing at R.A.F.Valley!.
The pic above is the field by Cae Mawr farm where f-28 crashed .

Best i could get to the site of f-25 crash was off the stile by f-28 's crash site as the footpath on the map seem to have er gone missing ,f-25 fell in the field to the right of the farm of Pen-y-Foel's on the left in this pic !
Something will remain some where on such a big area but as it's farmed you would need permission from the farmers

Thursday, 6 August 2009

Washington WF502

This memorial in the grounds of Llanarmon Yn Ial church is to Washington WF 502 which crashed on 8 January 1953 near the village about 6 miles from Ruthin. The aircraft belonged to 90 Squadron at Marham and was on a night bombing exercise.
The bomber broke up in a dive and the main section inverted and dropped into a wood. All ten on board were killed. Cause of the crash was not established by the Board of Inquiry.
There is a ref that puts the the crash site at the far edge of this wood had a quick look but the area is very overgrown so maybe winter !.