Venom FB4 WR557

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Venom FB4 WR557, Farlam Currick

04 March 1957. Flight Lieutenant William Forster Marshall was killed when his Venom crashed in the north Pennines. This is a well known site and much has been written about it, in print and online, so there doesn’t seem much point in repeating that. Please see here for details of the accident.

The crash site debris is at grid reference NY 63958 47267 and NY 64053 47233 and down the hill side towards Croglin Water. I followed the Land Rover track having visited the site of Beaufighter Mk.X JM223 (please see the note about dogs not being allowed on Croglin Fell). The made stony track becomes a synthetic trackway for about 400m across the moor after White Sike and north of Lawyer’s Cross. Then it disappears altogether. I followed the ridge south to the debris pools, then descended to Croglin Water. There are lots of tracks not marked on the map, an excellent one running along the length of Croglin Water.

Photo of a de Havilland Venom from here

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