30 May 2020
|Date||2 May 2011|
|Location||Carnedd Dafydd, Carneddau||SH 66142 62941; 53.14672°N, 4.00290°W|
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.
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.
|Site visited||17 April 2010||Location||
Carnedd Dafydd, Carneddau, Wales
SH 66658 62927
|Model||Boston Mk III||Unit||418 Squadron|
|Crash date||17 October 1942|
|Peak Wreck Hunters; Boston (Wikipedia)|