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Scouts search Snowdonia for World War Two aircraft remains

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BBC Wales History BBC Wales History | 09:46 UK time, Tuesday, 12 April 2011

The National Trust and the Menai Explorer Scouts are working together to map the remains of World War Two aircraft which crashed into the mountains of Snowdonia.


Llyn Ogwen from Cwm Lloer

The scouts have already found an Avro Anson aircraft which came down on the Carneddau range in 1943.

Anson wreckage

Recording the wreckage

Recording the wreckage

Scout leader Stephen Mudge said it was important to locate the wreckage as it was part of Wales' heritage.

Snowdonia has one of the highest concentration of World War Two casualties, with 20 known British and German crash sites. During World War Two several Allied aircraft, and a few German ones, crashed in Snowdonia as a result of bad weather, a lack of modern instruments and in air combat.

Read the full story on the BBC North West Wales News website.


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