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Whitley on Carn a' Choire Mhoir

In October 6th 01 Brian Dickinson and myself went in search of a Armstrong Whitworth Whitley believed to be in the vicinity of Carn a' Choire Mhoir. Near the summit of the hill we found a memorial to the crew and a trail of wreckage widely scattered over southeast flank of the hill. The plane crashed in 1942 with the unfortunate loss of most of the crew. We were keen to view this site as there are plans by the Whitley Appreciation Society to remove the larger remains. I'm personally not in agreement with these sort of actions, leaving the remains at the site serves as a far more fitting reminder than having the pieces languishing in some corner of an Air Museum. Er, I'll get off my soapbox now!   

Brian walks toward the Memorial Cairn through the scattered debris.
Myself examines part of the undercarriage.

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An extensive section of one of the wings remains at the site.

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The camouflage markings are still evident on the wing section as can be seen.

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Brian inspects a piece of wreckage in what we believe to be part of the fuselage. 

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