Wolverhampton-built Boulton Paul Defiant I N1671 is now fully reassembled and on public display at the RAF Museum Cosford, it was announced on December 21. The 1940-built night-fighter is the sole surviving intact example of its type and is displayed as ‘EW-D’ of 307 Squadron.
It had been with the RAF Museum at Hendon from 1971 before being transported to Rochester Airport in 2009 for restoration by the Medway Aircraft Preservation Society. It returned to Hendon for further display in December 2012.
It moved to Cosford in November 2016 and is on show in the ‘War in the Air’ hangar alongside the Spitfire and Hurricane, facing the Bf 109.
Entry to the RAF Museum Cosford is free of charge. www.rafmuseum.org.uk