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Pilots memorial near Clennoch Bothy, Carsphairn

 
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hillgorilla



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 8:25 pm    Post subject: Pilots memorial near Clennoch Bothy, Carsphairn Reply with quote

There is a memorial to a crashed WW2 pilot near to Clennoch Bothy, near Carsphairn. Never been able to find it myself, but is worth remembering.
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spoons



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 9:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the tip, I know of 2 memorials near Carsphairn, one to a US bomber crash in 1951 (I will be posting shortly) and one to the 'Blue Peter' spitfire on the back of Cairnsmore of Carsphairn (it will be an estimated 3 hours to get to that one to photograph it once I confirm its location). Not exactly sure where Clennoch Bothy is - could this be one of the above or is it a separate memorial?

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hillgorilla



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2007 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Blue Peter Memorial is the one near to Clennoch Bothy. Clennoch lies between Cairnsmore of Cairsphairn and Windy Standard. I remember seeing about the Blue Peter Memorial on Blue Peter, and thence read about it in the bothy book at Clennoch.It is in a fantastic place. To get to it would be best to walk in along the track from Moorbrook, happy to email you a scan of map if you would like.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are actually two memorials near Clennoch Bothy concerned with the crash of Spitfire 'Blue Peter'.

They are posted at http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=10368

and http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=10369
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