Carneddau

Looking towards Carnedd Dafydd

Date

7 May 2017

Location

Gwaun-y-gwiail, Bethesda
SH 63963 65936; 53.17308°N, 4.03673°W

Information

Yr Elen;
Carnedd Dafydd;
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Panorama of the Glyderau from Carnedd Dafydd

Panoramic view from close to the summit of Carnedd Daffydd

Date

2 May 2011
Location

Carnedd Dafydd, Carneddau

SH 66142 62941; 53.14672°N, 4.00290°W

Information

With an elevation of 1044 m, Carnedd Dafydd is the fourth highest peak in Wales (when Garnedd Ugain in the Snowdon massif is included). The name of the mountain means David’s Cairn, probably in honour of Dafydd ap Gruffudd, younger brother of the last independent prince of Wales, Llywelyn ap Gruffudd. Dafydd was captured in 1283 and taken to Shrewsbury where he was hanged, drawn and quartered.

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Carnedd Dafydd – Douglas Boston Mk III, Z2186, 418 Squadron, 17 Oct 1942 (2)

Boston Z2186, Carnedd Dafydd, 1981. © Hywel Evans, shown with permission.

A previous post featured a rather sorry remnant of the wreckage of the Douglas Boston (Z2186) that crashed on Carnedd Dafydd on 17 October 1942. Hywel Evans has very kindly provided photographs taken at the crash site in 1981, showing both wings and engines of the aircraft.

This was before the site was cleared by a ‘preservation’ group. Apparently, the Boston Havoc Preservation Trust removed all the major items of wreckage from the site, only to immediately sell off one of the wings for scrap and later break up both engines. The remaining parts were sold to private collectors in 2006.

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Carnedd Dafydd – Douglas Boston Mk III, Z2186, 418 Squadron, 17 Oct 1942

Carnedd Dafydd - Boston, Z2186 (Pen Yr Ole Wen in background)

Site visited 17 April 2010 Location Carnedd Dafydd, Carneddau, Wales
SH 66658 62927
53.14673°N, 3.99518°W
53°08.804’N, 3°59.711’W
Aircraft
Manufacturer Douglas Registration Z2186
Model Boston Mk III Unit 418 Squadron
Crash date 17 October 1942
Further Information
Peak Wreck Hunters; Boston (Wikipedia)

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