Defiants Over Dunkirk by Mark Postlethwaite


Limited edition of only 150 worldwide

Boulton Paul Defiants of 264 Squadron engage Heinkel 111s

of III/KG51 over Dunkirk on the second day of Operation

Dynamo, 27th May 1940.

Having just co-written the Dunkirk – Air Combat Archive

book for Red Kite I really wanted to paint some scenes from

this fascinating part of British history. The plan was to paint

the Spitfire, Hurricane and Defiant in action during Operation

Dynamo when RAF Fighter Command did its best to provide

continuous air cover from dawn until dusk over the Dunkirk

beaches . This final painting of the three shows Squadron

Leader Phillip Hunter in L6973 PS-A under the starboard wing

and Pilot Officer Young under the port wing in L7003 PS-L

pouring fire into a Heinkel by flying in the bomber’s blind spots

This tactic also proved to be a success for other crews on this day

and was one of many pre-planned attack profiles that the

squadron had practiced.

Overall size 71cm x 43cm


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