MHG30826 - Aircraft Crash Site, Dunbeath


Sunderland aircraft crash site

Type and Period (2)

  • AIRCRAFT CRASH SITE (CRASHED 1901; CRASHED 2100; , Modern - 1901 AD to 2100 AD)
  • WAR MEMORIAL (Undated)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A Sunderland aircraft crashed on August 25th, 1942. It flew into a hill in cloud. Serial No. W4026. Sqd. 228.
14 killed including HRH Duke of Kent. Rear gunner survived. Memorial at site.

Information supplied by Alan Clark, 11/04/02.
Macclesfield Aviation Group, a member of the British Aviation Archaeological Council.
See assoc. docs. File.
J Aitken : 15/04/02.

Website - or e-mail at
Website details supplied by A Clark, 11/04/02.
J Aitken : 17/04/02.

OS Master map (2019) depicts a memorial to HRH Duke of Kent at ND 11042 28372. See link below to HES Canmore record for photos of this memorial contributed by M. Briscoe. <1> <2>

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Grid reference Centred ND 110 283 (200m by 200m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND12NW
Civil Parish LATHERON
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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