Air Operations over Ireland

Discussion in 'Postwar' started by CROONAERT, Jan 23, 2009.

  1. Gerard

    Gerard Seelow/Prora

    Here are some shots of RAF Limavady as it appeared last year. There is an industrial estate now where the runways once stood but some of the buildings are here, as can be seen.
     

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  2. Gerard

    Gerard Seelow/Prora

    some more images
     

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  3. bogman

    bogman Junior Member

    The graves from 1968 relate to a Shackleton crash (204 squadron) on Mull of Kintyre
    google date and aircraft type for details
     
  4. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

    Hello bogman,

    Welcome to the forum.

    I have it that the 204 Squadron aircraft that crashed on 1 April 1968 was Shackleton MR3. WR956. The undercarriage collapsed on landing, Ballykelly. No injuries to the crew.

    The Mull of Kintyre crash occurred on 19 April 1968 involving 210 Squadron Shackleton MR2 WB833. Eleven crew lost.
     
  5. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

    The Mull of Kintyre crash occurred on 19 April 1968 involving 210 Squadron Shackleton MR2 WB833. Eleven crew lost.


    Details of the above loss

    19 April 1968

    Shackleton MR2 WB833
    210 Sqn
    Mull Of Kintyre


    The aircraft was exercising with the submarine HMS Onyx in poor weather under a cloud base of 400 feet. It turned over the narrow coastal strip to practice an attack on the submarine and then repeated the exercise. However, on this occasion it flew further inland and collided with the ground on the Mull of Kintyre.

    Casualties
    Squadron Leader Robert Charles Leonard RAGGETT 33 Captain
    Flying Officer David Robert BURTON 23 Pilot
    Flying Officer Michael CREEDON 24 Pilot
    Flight Lieutenant George Craigie FISKEN 26 Navigator
    Flight Lieutenant Roger John Duncan DENNY 31 Navigator
    Flight Lieutenant Rodney HELLENS 27 Air Electronics Officer
    Master Signaller Ronald Cecil STRATTON 44 Air Signaller
    Flight Sergeant Thomas Frederick Anglin BUTTIMORE 33 Air Electronics Operator
    Sergeant Bruce Robert DIXON 24
    Sergeant Nathaniel Michael DUFFY 24
    Sergeant John Richard Frank CREAMER 27 Flight Engineer


    'Category Five' - Cummings
     
  6. noggin1969

    noggin1969 Well-Known Member

    Re :
    19 April 1968

    Shackleton MR2 WB833 210 Sqn Mull Of Kintyre the Captains name should read Squadron Leader Robert Charles Leonard HAGGETT he is buried to the west of the CWGC plot at Newark upon Trent cemetery in the post 1947 service personnel section.
     
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  7. Thomas McCloughlin

    Thomas McCloughlin New Member

    Hello List!
    Just returned from Achill Island where I tried to locate place of 1950 crash of Halifax killing 8 RAF personnel. 2x Merlin rotary engines and one main landing gear still in situ on mountain. Do I understand that all eight are buried in Ballykelly? I'm trying to locate graves and have memorial erected on Achill.
    Best wishes,
    Tom
     
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  8. davidbfpo

    davidbfpo Well-Known Member

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