Tag Archive: Battle of Britain

Prince Harry supports Bader program

By Corinne Heller Article published in eonline, Sunday April 5th 2015 He feels the need, the need for speed! In new, undated photos released by the Boultbee Flight Academy in England on Easter Sunday, the U.K.’s (other) studly prince, Prince Harry, flies in the back of a Spitfire, a British fighter plane used during World War II. The 30-year-old… View Article

BADER BRAVES – Opportunity to visit Tangmere Aviation Museum

Calling all BRAVES! To Tangmere Aviation Museum, Tangmere, Nr. Chichester, West Sussex, PO20 2ES on Saturday, 26th May We are indebted to Tangmere Aviation Museum for inviting BADER BRAVES to a free guided Museum tour. You will be able to: Hear the story of Douglas Bader Try the Flight Simulator Eat a free Packed Lunch… View Article
Spitfires wow the Goodwood crowds

Spitfires wow the Goodwood crowds

(By Simon Toft Published on Monday 19 September 2011 08:37 by Portsmouth News) TENS of thousands of spectators and competitors at the Goodwood Revival were transported back to the dark days of the war when 10 Spitfires took to the skies for a memorable flypast. The iconic fighter planes scrambled en masse yesterday at the… View Article
Battle of Britain: Hero pilot Bader’s story

Battle of Britain: Hero pilot Bader’s story

by Jenny Minard BBC Berkshire Reporter Of all the Battle of Britain pilots, the name that is still the most famous is Sir Douglas Bader. He destroyed 22 enemy aircraft and was a larger than life character – which alone made him a well-known name. But that he overcame losing his legs in a flying… View Article
Prime Minister's father was inspired by Sir Douglas Bader

Prime Minister's father was inspired by Sir Douglas Bader

Prime Minister David Cameron has met heroes of the Battle of Britain in central London at the start of a week of commemorations of the 70th anniversary of the RAF’s historic struggle with Germany’s Luftwaffe. He met four of the people wartime PM Sir Winston Churchill called “the few”: Spitfire pilots Geoffrey Wellum, 89, from… View Article
Battle of Britain Anniversary – Douglas Bader's Role. "Their finest hour: Canadian valour over the skies of Britain"

Battle of Britain Anniversary – Douglas Bader's Role. "Their finest hour: Canadian valour over the skies of Britain"

Posted By SEAN CHASE in The Canadian Daily Observer The images on the screen presented a frightening prospect to the startled radar operators manning their station high on the Dover cliffs. Multiple tracks revealed waves of enemy aircraft inbound from the French coast. Since the evacuation at Dunkirk in the spring, Britain held out as… View Article
Legacy of Norfolk-based pilots lives on

Legacy of Norfolk-based pilots lives on

ALEX HURRELL Menus signed by some of the Battle of Britain’s bravest pilots, including men who served with distinction on Norfolk RAF bases, have turned up unexpectedly on the eve of the conflict’s 70th anniversary. The wife and five daughters of the late Air Vice Marshal Freddie Hurrell, including two who live in Norfolk, were… View Article

Battle of Britain Anniversary: Scramble – The Heroes who Saved Britain!

By Peter Lewis Battle of Britain pilots would take to the air sick with fear – but their bravery and skill were all that denied Hitler victory Scramble!! There is no other word like it for reviving the sensations of the Battle of Britain just 70 years ago. For RAF fighter pilots it was the… View Article

Battle of Britain Anniversary – Spitfire Ace with 26 kills

ERIC LOCK was so short that his fellow RAF pilots nicknamed him “Sawn Off Lockie”. But that was before his stunning achievements during the Battle Of Britain. After that, they thought Eric was ten feet tall. The fight above the skies of southern England – which started 70 years ago today – was perhaps the… View Article
On a Wing and a Passion – Dilip Sarkar

On a Wing and a Passion – Dilip Sarkar

The Battle of Britain began 70 years ago today. Kanika Datta talks to one of the leading authorities on this struggle for air supremacy: a British ex-policeman named Dilip Sarkar For most Calcuttans, Red Road along the Maidan is one of the few remaining links with World War II. Then a red-clay strip, from which… View Article
Battle of Britain Anniversary – Archive Interview with Douglas Bader

Battle of Britain Anniversary – Archive Interview with Douglas Bader

Please follow the link below to a BBC interview with Douglas Bader World War II fighter pilot ace Douglas Bader discusses his fame and why it is so important to mark anniversaries of major historical events such as the … www.bbc.co.uk/archive/battleofbritain/11406.shtml
Stop Press! ART TO FLY – an exciting new venture for DBF

Stop Press! ART TO FLY – an exciting new venture for DBF

The Douglas Bader Foundation is very proud to announce the launching of a unique fundraising website www.ArtToFly.orgin this the 100th anniversary of Douglas’ birth and the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain in which he played a part. It’s not an ordinary commercial website, as you will see! ART TO FLY features a wonderful… View Article
Stop Press! ART TO FLY – an exciting new venture for DBF

Stop Press! ART TO FLY – an exciting new venture for DBF

The Douglas Bader Foundation is very proud to announce the launching of a unique fundraising website www.ArtToFly.orgin this the 100th anniversary of Douglas’ birth and the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain in which he played a part. It’s not an ordinary commercial website, as you will see! ART TO FLY features a wonderful… View Article

RAF Museum unveils Sir Douglas Bader exhibition at Colindale site

A UNIQUE war hero who battled to serve his country despite losing both his legs is celebrated in an exhibition opening in Colindale today. The RAF Museum’s Sir Douglas Bader Anniversary Exhibition, including medals, letters and log-books, marks 100 years since the famous Wing Commander’s birth and the start of his charity’s latest campaign to… View Article

Richard Branson voices commemorative podcast for RAF Museum

AVIATION entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson has voiced a commemorative podcast for the Royal Air Force Museum. The founder of the Virgin Group narrated this month’s podcast, Bader: Fighter Pilot, which has been commissioned to mark the centenary of Douglas Bader’s birth, on February 21. It will form part of a series of exhibitions at the… View Article

"Legless Air Ace" takes to the skies again…

By Jim Luksic (Valley Journal staff writer) It’s a Friday morning in early November and Les Mason is adjusting his model airplane. Instructor and airplane builder Les Mason, left, and Santa Barbara Remote Control Modelers president Tom Wolf put the final touches on Hawker Hurricane last Friday before sending it skyward. – Photos by Jim… View Article
Douglas Bader – Blue Plaque Official Press Release

Douglas Bader – Blue Plaque Official Press Release

**EMBARGO – 12.01pm, 31ST MAY 2009** BATTLE OF BRITAIN HERO AND DISABILITY AWARENESS CAMPAIGNER, SIR DOUGLAS BADER, COMMEMORATED WITH ENGLISH HERITAGE BLUE PLAQUE – Sir Richard Branson to Join Celebration of World War ll Flying Ace who Suffered Double Amputation – – Bader’s Inspirational Work to Raise Profile of those Living with Disability Commemorated –… View Article