AntonyThrower journalist of Folkestone Herald tell us that "a recreation of a Second World War bomber which fought in the early weeks of the Battle of Britain has been saved from the scrap-heap by a volunteer in Hawkinge. The Boulton Paul Defiant fighter was one of several historic aircraft by volunteers of the Boulton Paul Association. The plane had been housed at the company’s site near Wolverhampton until the factory was put up for sale by its new owners..." (read full story at: http://www.folkestoneherald.co.uk/)
The Boulton Paul Defiant was a British interceptor aircraft that served with the Royal Air Force (RAF) during the Second World War. The Defiant was designed and built by Boulton Paul Aircraft as a "turret fighter", without any forward-firing guns. It was a contemporary of the Royal Navy's Blackburn Roc. The concept of a turret fighter related directly to the successful First World War-era Bristol F.2 Fighter.
In practice, the Defiant was found to be reasonably effective as a bomber–destroyer, but vulnerable to the Luftwaffe's more agile, single-seat Messerschmitt Bf 109 fighters. Lack of forward armament proved to be a major weakness in daylight combat and its potential was only realized when it switched to night combat. It was supplanted in the night fighter role by the Bristol Beaufighter and de Havilland Mosquito. The Defiant found use in gunnery training, target towing, electronic countermeasures (ECM) and air-sea rescue. Among RAF pilots it had the nickname "Daffy"... (see more at: http://en.wikipedia.org/)
Royal Air Force Boulton Paul Defiant Mk Is of No. 264 Squadron RAF (including L7026 "PS-V" and N1535 "PS-A") based at Kirton-in-Lindsey, Lincolnshire, August 1940.