Plaque placed at RAF Hudson crash site above Cargan

Members of Glenravel Historical Society who unveiled a plaque to mark the 75th anniversary of the air crash which claimed the lives of five airmenon Slievenane mountain above Cargan. INBT 43-120JC
Members of Glenravel Historical Society who unveiled a plaque to mark the 75th anniversary of the air crash which claimed the lives of five airmenon Slievenane mountain above Cargan. INBT 43-120JC

Members of Glenravel Historical Society have unveiled a plaque to mark the 75th anniversary of an air crash which claimed the lives of five airmen on Slievenane mountain above Cargan on October 16, 1940.

The RAF Hudson from 224 Squadron crashed into the mountain killing all the crew.

They were Flight Lieut Francis Colin Scott, Flying Officer Anthony Beresford Tisdall and Pilot Officer Ronald John Davies (buried in St Catherine’s Church of Ireland Killead) and Sgt Alfred Ballantyne Nayler, Wireless Operator/Air Gunnner buried in Woodlands Cemetery, Gillingham and Sgt Arthur Frederick Thomas, Airgunner/Flight Rigger buried in Nottingham Road Cemetry, Derby.