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TJJ
28-02-2009, 18:32
Small pieces of wreckage are still strewn across the summit of Great Carrs and the undercarriage has been moved to form part of the memorial cairn. These pics were taken a few years ago. There is a new, engraved memorial plaque there now.

Parts of the fuselage are visible on the scree slope below the cliffs. The shifting stones cover and undercover it, so you can never be sure whether you will be able to see anything.

The Halifax crashed on a navex in bad weather from Topcliffe on 22/10/44. Canadian crew with one Brit. If the bomber had been 50 feet higher it would probably have cleared the summit.

It is on the path from 3 Shires Stone at the top of the Wrynose Pass to Coniston Old Man.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v165/YakRider/GreatCarrs1Lo.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v165/YakRider/GreatCarrs2Lo.jpg

PJH
15-10-2009, 18:22
Some more recent pictures, taken in September last year when the weather was a bit clearer! They also show the plaque that has now been added

http://i495.photobucket.com/albums/rr320/RonnieP/IMG_1816HalifaxMemorialcairn.jpg

http://i495.photobucket.com/albums/rr320/RonnieP/IMG_1817Halifaxmemorial.jpg

http://i495.photobucket.com/albums/rr320/RonnieP/IMG_1818HalifaxMemorialcross.jpg

Finally one showing the crags at the top of the fell. It's believed that the aircraft hit the top of this face. Most of the debris went down, but some cleared the top and was spread over the area where the cairn now is.

For those with an interest in the Lakeland fells, the photo is taken from neighbouring Swirl How, with the Scafell range, Crinkle Crags and Bowfell in the background.

http://i495.photobucket.com/albums/rr320/RonnieP/IMG_1814GreatCarrs.jpg

Peter