Vickers Wellington R1646

Dubh-choire, Glen Clunie, Braemar

 
     
 
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PAGE 2.    Wellington R1646:   Braemar Memorial Photos

 

 

BELOW: An overall view of the Vickers Wellington memorial at Braemar.

 

The aircraft crashed at Dubh-choire in the Cairngorms, but the memorial has been sited in the village of Braemar.

 

An overall view of the Vickers Wellington memorial at Braemar.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: The memorial plaque attached to the granite plinth.

 

The memorial plaque attached to the stone plinth.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 

 

The inscription on the memorial plaque reads:

 

1939 1945
IN MEMORIAM
VICKERS WELLINGTON R1646
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ON 19 JANUARY 1942, DURING A ROUTINE TRAINING FLIGHT, THIS AIRCRAFT CRASHED ON HIGH GROUND NEAR BRAEMAR DUE TO POOR WEATHER CONDITIONS. ALL EIGHT CREWMEN BASED AT 20 OPERATIONAL TRAINING UNIT, RAF LOSSIEMOUTH, LOST THEIR LIVES. SIX CREW MEMBERS LIE AT REST WITHIN THE COMMONWEALTH GRAVES COMMISSION RESERVATION, DYCE OLD CHURCHYARD, ABERDEEN AND TWO IN THEIR HOME CEMETERIES IN ENGLAND. THE TWO BRISTOL PEGASUS XVIII ENGINES WERE REMOVED FROM THE CRASH SITE IN 1999 AND ONE IS PRESERVED HERE AS A PERMANENT MEMORIAL TO THOSE NAMED BELOW AND ALL OTHER AIRCREW WHO LOST THEIR LIVES IN THE CAIRNGORM MOUNTAINS.

 

DICKSON Sgt.B.C, RAAF (W Op Air Gunner) Aged 22 of Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia.

 

GREENBANK Sgt.W.M. RAFVR (Air Gunner) Aged 19 of Windermere, Westmoreland, England.

 

JACKSON Sgt. R.J. RCAF (Pilot) Aged 21 of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

 

KELLEY Flt.Sgt. H.J. RCAF (Air Obs) Aged 23 of Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada.

 

KILBURN Sgt.M.H.J. RAFVR (Pilot) Aged 19 of Farnham, Surrey, England.

 

MILLIKEN Sgt.R.A. RAAF (W Op. Air Gunner) Aged 22 of Rockhampton Queensland, Australia.

 

RILEY Sgt.J.B. RAFVR (W Op.Air Gunner) Aged 23 of Askern, Yorkshire, England.

 

THOMSON Flg.Offr. J.W. DFC RNZAF (Pilot) Aged 25 of Oamaru, Otago, New Zealand.

 

 

The inscription on the small plaque below the main plaque reads:

 

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN UNDYING MEMORY OF THE UNITED KINGDOM, COMMONWEALTH AND ALLIED AIRCREW WHO, IN PEACE AND WAR, HAVE GIVEN THEIR LIVES OVER THE CAIRNGORM MOUNTAINS.

 

 

 


 

 

BELOW: One of the two Bristol Pegasus engines from the Wellington.

 

One of the two Bristol Pegusus engines from the Wellington.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Other views of the engine, now forming part of the memorial to the crew of Wellington R1646.

 

Other views of the engine, now forming part of the memorial.

 

Photo: © 2014-2015 Gary Nelson

 


 

 

 

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