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    Default Ticehurst Defiant 6.9.42

    DEFIANT. Whiligh, Ticehurst.
    Boulton Paul Defiant Mk.I
    L6955, RAF 264 Sqn, written off.

    Another Boulton Paul, this time at Whiligh farm.

    Please can anyone help with the crew

    Or anything else of interest?

    Dave

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    Hi Dave,

    according to RAF Serials by Air Britain:

    one of 87 planes delivered between Aug 39 and May 40 by Boulton Paul, Wolverhampton, to contract No. 622849/37.

    AFDU/264/54 OTU/60 OTU/287 Engine cut, abandoned 1 1/2 m SE of Wadhurst, Kent, 6.9.42.

    Pavel
    Czechoslovak Airmen in the RAF 1940-1945
    http://cz-raf.webnode.cz

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    Dave

    I have the pilot as Taylor, TL (injured).

    regards

    DaveW

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    Funny that, thanks Dave W & CZ.
    There were 3 Defiants crashing within a 5 mile radius of Frant (Tunbridge Wells).

    I will look into Knocker's too (covered previously) as

    The other pair were BOTH engine failures!

    Dave

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    Oh no. Not an engine failure....this one was shot down according to one source by our own AA defences!

    '17.04.41
    DEFIANT. Shot down by our own AA fire, crashed at Redbridge Farm, Crowborough. Flying Officer W.R.A Knocker 74333 of 264 Squadron baled out with his gunner.'

    Dave

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