Sat 20th Apr - Sun 21st Apr, 2002

Ty Powdyr

Aircraft Archaeology and Metal Fatigue research samples

We're planning to down to the hut on Friday and have a walk on Sunday.

I'm proposing to do a round of ten to twelve miles taking in about ten aircraft crash sites above Aber. We'll park at Aber (Grid ref: 663720) ie the general car park, at 9:45 for 10:00 start. The walk takes in Llwyndmor Bach, Carnedd Llewelyn, Garnedd Uchaf, Foel Fras, Drum, Tal-y-fan etc and returns to Aber. Possible pints in the pub.

The reasons for all the crashes hereabouts is to be found in the location of the RAF stations at Valley, Mona and Bodorgan on Anglesey and in the mist and mountains to the east of the straits, where some thirty aircraft crashed north east of Ogwen Valley on the Carneddau as they tried to return to base. We will visit some of these crash sites to view the wreckage in some cases and only the sites in other. Details of the drama, rescues, and grid refs as handouts on the day.

Sunday 21st: sorry we have to go to a christening, so Margaret and I will be leaving Ty Powdwr on Sunday morning. I'll find another leader for Sunday. Any volunteers with ideas?

Frank Williams

Welsh Wreckage (Roger Dyke)
Welsh Wreckage (Roger Dyke)
Welsh Wreckage (Roger Dyke)
Welsh Wreckage (Roger Dyke)

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