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Defiant dig

16th September 2006

Museum members carried out a dig on a Boulton-Paul Defiant crash site in Ketton, Rutland this weekend. Defiant N1794 from 151 Squadron at RAF Wittering, crashed in a field on 4th March 1941 after structural failure, killing both crew (Pilot P/O G Deane and Gunner Sgt Warledge). The crew and some parts of the aircraft were recovered at the time but much was left embedded deep in the soil. Parts recovered during the dig included the pilots seat armour, flare pistol and two .303 Brownings, plus main gear leg and some turret parts. Some of these items will be displayed at the Museum in due course, after some restoration work.

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