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DH-82A Tiger Moth G-AKCH at Blairdenon Hill / Greenforet Hill, Ochil Hills

 

 

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Memorial and Assorted Wreckage

 

 

BELOW: The memorial cross and some small pieces of wreckage situated in the boggy ground between Blairdenon Hill and Greenforet Hill.

 

The memorial cross and some small pieces of wreckage situated in the boggy ground.

 

Photo: © 2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Small pieces / fragments from the Tiger Moth biplane lying on the wet ground.

 

Small pieces / fragments from the Tiger Moth biplane lying on the wet ground.

 

Photo: © 2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Coil spring, strut and other small pieces from the airframe.

 

Coil spring, strut and other small pieces from the airframe.

 

Photo: © 2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Heavily corroded pieces.

 

Heavily corroded pieces.

 

Photo: © 2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Crushed aluminium panels and a rusted steel strut.

 

Crushed aluminium panels and a rusted steel strut.

 

Photo: © 2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: A closer view of one of the struts.

 

A closer view of one of the struts.

 

Photo: © 2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Collection of aluminium and steel pieces lying on the boggy ground.

 

Collection of aluminium and steel pieces lying on the boggy ground.

 

Photo: © 2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Memorial standing above the aircraft wreckage.

 

Memorial standing above the aircraft wreckage.

 

Photo: © 2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Another view of the memorial to the pilot, A J Cuthbertson ATC, who died here in 1957.

 

Another view of the memorial.

 

Photo: © 2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: A closer view of the memorial plaque.

 

A closer view of the memorial plaque.

 

Photo: © 2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: A close-up view of the plaque.

 

A close-up view of the plaque.

 

Photo: © 2015 Gary Nelson

 

 

 

 

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Return Route Photos

 

 

BELOW (next 2 photos) : Leaving the crash site, the yellow circle indicates the location of the memorial and remaining wreckage.

 

(next 2 photos) : the yellow circle indicates the location of the memorial and remaining wreckage.

 

Photo: © 2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

 

 

 

Photo: © 2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: This photo was taken on the summit of Blairdenon and shows the crash sites of two Spitfires, R6983 on Bengengie (to right of centre, middle distance) and another one that I don't have a serial number for on Craighorn (left of centre, middle distance). [Gary]

 

Alva Glen is down the Hill between Craighorn and Bengengie. Menstrie Moss is down the hill to the right.

 

This photo was taken on the summit of Blairdenon and shows the crash sites of two Spitfires.

 

Photo: © 2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: The following 3 photos all show Bengengie on the right.

 

The first photo also shows a closer view of Longannet Power Station (soon to be decommissioned) and Kincardine on Forth Bridge. Grangemouth and Bo'ness can be seen on the opposite side of the Forth.

 

A closer view showing Longannet Power Station and Kincardine on Forth Bridge.

 

Photo: © 2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Looking down the glen toward the towns and villages of Clackmannanshire.

 

Looking down the glen toward the towns and villages of Clackmannanshire.

 

Photo: © 2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Another view down the glen.

 

Another view down the glen.

 

Photo: © 2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: This track runs all the way from Alva, about 200ft above and parallel to the Alva Burn, and terminates at some sheep pens [fanks] right up the farthest extremes of the Glen where the lower slopes of Blairdenon, Bengengie and Craighorn meet.

 

This track is a much easier route (especially on a bike) but the one below in the bottom of the Glen is much more spectacular. [Gary]

 

This track runs all the way from Alva, about 200ft above and parallel to the Alva Burn, and terminates at some sheep pens right up the farthest extremes of the Glen.

 

Photo: © 2015 Gary Nelson

 

 

 

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