Cwm Llan, Snowdon – De Havilland Mosquito Mk III, TV982, 502 (Ulster) Squadron, Royal Auxiliary Air Force, 31 Jul 1948 (2)

Cwm Llan, Snowdon - Mosquito, TV982 (looking towards Clogwyn Du)

Site visited 31 May 2010 Location Cwm Llan, Snowdon
SH 61077 52951
53.05569°N, 4.07425°W
53°03.341’N, 4°04.455’W
Aircraft
Manufacturer De Havilland Registration TV982
Model Mosquito Mk III Unit 502 (Ulster) Squadron, Royal Auxiliary Air Force
Crash date 31 July 1948
Further Information
Peak District Air Crashes; Peak Wreck Hunters (1); Peak Wreck Hunters (2); Peak Wreck Hunters (3); Peak Wreck Hunters (4); Mosquito (Wikipedia)

Cwm Llan, Snowdon - Mosquito, TV982

Cwm Llan, Snowdon - Mosquito, TV982


Cwm Llan, Snowdon - Mosquito, TV982

13 thoughts on “Cwm Llan, Snowdon – De Havilland Mosquito Mk III, TV982, 502 (Ulster) Squadron, Royal Auxiliary Air Force, 31 Jul 1948 (2)

  1. I along with three collegues mounted guard at this crash site.
    Amongst the debris lay a small blue hand case partly open.It contained 2 boot brushes some items of clothing,a return train ticket between locations in Ireland and a small doll.The memory of the pathetic scene remained vividly in my mind in particular the identity of the unfortunate crew
    On 6th September 2007 I wrote to the Ministry of Defence Who gave me details of the accident and identities of the men naming P2 J. Campbell and Cpl Walker the likely owner of the case.
    Now 62 years later something made me ask Google.I could hardly believe what I saw.It was the scene with the the stream and the large rock that I stood on to get my photo taken (sadly lost)
    The poignancy of seeing the various scenes almost overwhelms me
    that it compels me to submit this comment.

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    • Many thanks for taking the time to leave a comment, William – your first hand account puts into perspective the human loss associated with these sites, which having survived over so many years now somehow seem rather disconnected from the events that caused them.

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    • Thanks William cpl Walker Was my Uncle. I only found out about him a couple off years ago. He was ground crew .He won the spare seat on the plane by drawing a card with some fellow ground crew wanting to get back home.He was making his way home to see his mum in wicklow.
      It has taken me this long to track him down as all i was told was that he had died in plane crash in sonwdonia.
      I hope togo there in late or mid may.

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      • Hi John. It appears we are family. Charles Walker was my Grandmothers brother. My grandmother was Queenie.
        I’ve only learned if this sad story today.

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        • Hi Tracy yes we are Queenie was my dads sister. I only found out about Charley . when lou queenies sister past over . that’s when Deirdre lous daughter found some bits off paper with charlies name and that he was in the RAF not the army which I was told. So after some tracking down I found him. Its lovely hearing from you. John

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          • Hi John. Sorry for the late reply. I didn’t for a moment think I’d get a response. Elsie? I didn’t know there was another sister called Elsie. I have only ever been aware of Gretta and LouLou. Both lived in Bristol, my Nan came to Wales to live, just before my Dad was born in 1946.
            Thanks for answering, lovely to hear from you.

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          • Hi Tracy .Queenie and other members of the Family. Came up to London in 1979 . To attend My wedding. Sorry Queenie was my Dads sister. Not my Mums. His Name was John (or Jack) to a lot of people who know him. Hope you and the rest of the family are keeping safe at this time.

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      • Hello John,just found this Arcticle today.My father was the other airman playing cards,he told me the story several times.His name was George Dodds,from Newry Co.Down.He was in the RAF from 1937 to 1952.He passed away in 2014,it was his100th birthday yesterday and the old stories were recounted by family members,that was what put the crash story into my head.Never new your uncle’s name,was sad!

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    • Cpl Charles Walker was my Grandmothers brother. He was on his way home to his wife and newly born daughter. I wonder was the doll meant for her. Sad we’ll never know. X

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