About this objectFragment of Hurricane gun cover, 1940
School boy Geoff Greensmith would often sit on the banks of an E-pen to watch the rearming of aircraft after a sortie. On one occasion an aircraftman threw this piece of gun cover to him. It was the first piece if a real aircraft he ever owned.
These pieces of fabric were used to cover the gun holes on the wings of Hurricane. If a gun was fired during a sortie the covers had to be replaced.
PeriodSecond World War
Medium and MaterialsIrish Linen, painted with 'dope' paint - a quick drying paint.
Inscription and MarksHand-written in pencil by lender - '1940 Biggin Hill'.