Tag Archive: Spitfire

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

Philip Bailey LEJOG Challenge – Days 2 and 3

We’re delighted to report that Philip Bailey, heroically cycling from Lands End to John O’Groats to raise funds for the Douglas Bader Foundation, has successfully completed Days 2 and 3 of his LEJOG Challenge and is hopefully relaxing in the comfort of his camper as I write! We’ll continue to publish regular updates as we… View Article

Tangmere Reminder – Visit the DBF Stand on Sunday 7th August

Bader Remembered 70 Years on – Tangmere Museum Tangmere Museum is holding an event on Sunday 7th August to honour the memory of Sir Douglas Bader. There is a lot going on and it promises to be an enjoyable as well as an educational day. From the Tangmere Museum Website: “The theme of the Museum’s… View Article

Bader Remembered 70 Years on – Tangmere Museum

Tangmere Museum is holding an event on Sunday 7th August to honour the memory of Sir Douglas Bader. There is a lot going on and it promises to be an enjoyable as well as an educational day. From the Tangmere Museum Website: “The theme of the Museum’s main summer event this year is ‘BADER REMEMBERED 70… View Article

Great Start for the Bader Braves Young Aviators Days at RAF Waddington

Here is a report from Keith Delderfield, the DBF Director of Operations, who was as RAF Waddington on the 4th June for the first in a programme of 9 Bader Braves Young Aviators Days for 2011. As you will see, RAF Waddington did the Braves proud and a great day was had by all. We… 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

A Wonderful Bader Braves Young Aviators Day at RAF Waddington

RAF Waddington provides great day For Bader Braves Young Aviators. Even the weather was great on Saturday 24th July when ten Bader Braves along with their families, gathered at the entrance to RAF Waddington for the Bader Braves Young Aviators Day. It was a pretty impressive start as everyone was led in convoy to the… 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
Art To Fly – Official Press Release information

Art To Fly – Official Press Release information

The Press Release for Art To Fly, a unique fundraising Website developed by Pat Barnard to raise funds for the Douglas Bader Foundation’s Disabled Children’s Flying Days, has just gone out to various Aviation Magazines and National and Local Daily and Weekly Press. You will find a link to the Website underneath the editorial: ART… 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

Douglas Bader centenary exhibition launched at RAF Museum

Exhibition: Sir Douglas Bader Centennial Exhibition, Royal Air Force Museum, Hendon, until March 31 2010 The RAF Museum in Hendon has launched a Douglas Bader centenary exhibition, celebrating the inspirational pilot and disabled campaigner’s life with a selection of rarities from the RAF archives. As an added bonus, Sir Richard Branson has recorded a podcast… View Article
Douglas Bader – Blue Plaque + Photo collections

Douglas Bader – Blue Plaque + Photo collections

On the 31st May, a glorious sunny Sunday morning I was lucky enough to be part of a select crowd of people associated with Sir Douglas who had gathered outside his old home in Petersham Mews to see an English Heritage Blue Plaque unveiled in his honour by Sir Richard Branson. Douglas and his first… View Article