About this object141 Squadron. Defiant at sunset. Initially, when used as a daytime fighter, the Defiant was very vulnerable to German fighter attacks, having no forward firing guns. But as a night fighter with '141' it proved to be very succesful intercepter.
In September 1980 RAF Biggin Hill gathered together a collection of photographs from museums, commercial and private individuals to mount an exhibition to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain. The collection was passed on to Bob Ogley when the RAF withdrew from Biggin Hill.
This photograph is part of the Bob Ogley Photograph Collection.
Place MadeRAF Biggin Hill
Date MadeJanuary 1943
PeriodSecond World War
Medium and Materials1: photographic negative
Measurements1: H 100 mm x W 125 mm
2: H 185 mm x W 145 mm
Subject and Association Keywords141 Squadron
Subject and Association KeywordsBiggin Hill
Subject and Association KeywordsBoulton Paul Defiant
Subject and Association KeywordsDefiant night fighter