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Fairey Firefly on Meikle Bin

In August 01 Flash and myself climbed Meikle Bin near Stirling to see if we could locate the remains of an aircraft reputed to have crashed there. Local stories indicated that the plane was a German bomber which crashed after a bombing raid on Glasgow. The lesson we have learnt after this little jaunt is "Never spoil a good story with too much of the truth!" From what little wreckage was left it was obvious that the plane was a Firefly which we believe crashed there in the fifties. 

A follow up to this story is that there were at least two Ju 88's shot down over Glasgow during then war and one of them must have crashed not too far from this site somewhere around Lennoxtown, I visited proof of one of these planes by going to Lennoxtown Churchyard April 06. Follow this Link!

Myself sitting on the wing section just down from the summit of Meikle Bin.

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The proof that the plane was not the hoped for German bomber. The section of the wing clearly shows where the wing would fold for aircraft carrier storage, the hydraulic ram for this purpose is in the forefront of the picture. 
Flash stands beside the V12 engine which lies further down the hill about 300 feet to the south of the wing section.

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A rather disappointed me stands beside the engine, ah well, such is life! 

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