DBF News

A Wonderful Gift

PETER CLOSE, a very gifted sculptor, has generously donated a bust of Douglas Bader to the Douglas Bader Foundation. With Peter’s blessing, we will use the bust to raise funds for the charity at a future dedicated fund-raising auction and are deeply grateful to him for this wonderful opportunity. Peter, who works from ¬†his studio… View Article
New Events for Douglas Bader Foundation

New Events for Douglas Bader Foundation

THE DOUGLAS BADER FOUNDATION has several exciting new Events both fund-raising and otherwise planned for this important year – Sir Douglas Bader’s Centenary Year. 15th May: BADER BRAVES Flying Day – Caernarfon 6th June: BADER BRAVES Flying Day – R.A.F. Waddington 13th June: BADER BRAVES Flying Day – Goodwood 19th June: BADER BRAVES Flying Day… View Article

Hadrian’s Wall – A new Douglas Bader Foundation Event

The Douglas Bader Foundation has a new Event. A 3 day trek along some beautiful stretches of Hadrian’s Wall starting on the 25th June. Please note that times and other details are still to be announced. Please click¬†HERE to find out more.

Sir Douglas Bader – Centenary Birthday Today

Had he lived, the eponymous inspiration of the Douglas Bader Foundation, would have been 100 today. We acknowledge his Centenary Year and feel sure that he would be proud of the new initiatives and Events that the Foundation has in place to honour it. BADER BRAVES, launched on the 10th February, is now up and… 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

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
Ray Blackwell – An inspiration

Ray Blackwell – An inspiration

We are very grateful to Ray Blackwell for the following article. Also for the very welcome donation he raised for the Douglas Bader Foundation with his efforts. Thank you, Ray – you’re an inspiration. You would have thought at nearly 71 I would be pursuing more sedate pastimes like gardening etc, instead of crazy things… 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
Douglas Bader – Blue Plaque

Douglas Bader – Blue Plaque

by Wendy McCleave On 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
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