This is a massive airframe structure joint which is part of the main frame of the aircraft it is in fantastic condition still retains a lot of its original green paintwork.This heavy solid joint is 2 parts still bolted together it is very solid and a cracking large relic from a rare to find aircraft.This structure section which is 17 inches long by 12 inches wide and is from RAF Fairey Battle L5546 shot down 8th June 1940 during the battle of France. A very nice part from the famous battle of France and a rare aircraft that took part in the battle perfect for display and comes with a A5 laminated information sheet with photos of the dig in 2005.
RAF Fairey Battle L5546 of 12 Squadron
This plane was Shot down by Messerschmitt Bf109s at Lamaronde, near Poix, Somme in France on the 8th June 1940
The story of the almost suicidal attempts to halt the German advance south towards Paris is little known. After the fall of Dunkirk the RAF continued to support retreating British and French troops as they fought to halt the German tanks at the natural barrier formed by the River Somme and its estuary.
On 8th June 1940 several Fairey Battles were lost in the Somme area; one fell near the village of Lamaronde after a combat with Me109s. The pilot baled out and was captured, but his crew in the rear were posted missing. In 1942 a message was received by the RAF from the French Red Cross giving some details of an unidentified aircraft. Sufficient clues were contained in the message enable the aircraft and crew to be identified.
Flying Officer Brereton (pilot) bailed out safely and captured.
Sergeant Boddington killed and now buried at Abbeville.
Leading Aircraftsman Burt killed and now buried at Abbeville.
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