I recently stumbled across this story about the famous British pilot and thought that members of the forum would appreciate it. I know it's not U.S Military, so it is posted with prior approval from Tarbridge.
Funny story about Douglas Bader, RAF
Posted 12 September 2017 - 11:04 AM
Hi Mortarman, thanks for posting. It's quite funny. For those of you who don't know about Douglas Bader it is well worth reading up about him.
Posted 12 September 2017 - 12:30 PM
He was quite an original.Even being a POW with out legs didnt keep him down.
Edited by doyler, 12 September 2017 - 12:30 PM.
Posted 12 September 2017 - 12:54 PM
Posted 12 September 2017 - 01:40 PM
A Myth! This is an old story which I first heard 50 years ago + about a Dutch pilot flying with the RAF explaining his heroism to King Geoge VI as he received the DFC. I doubt that Douglas Bader was involved in this tale - But it is funny! Bobgee
Posted 12 September 2017 - 01:57 PM
Posted 12 September 2017 - 02:00 PM
Wheres SNOPES when you need it....
You mean everything on the internet isn't real???
Edited by doyler, 12 September 2017 - 02:06 PM.
Posted 12 September 2017 - 02:19 PM
If I had have posted that I would get in trouble
Posted 12 September 2017 - 02:59 PM
Here is where I found it.
and another that attributes the story to David Niven.
Edited by mortarman, 12 September 2017 - 03:05 PM.
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