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Funny story about Douglas Bader, RAF

Started by mortarman , Sep 12 2017 10:37 AM

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#1 mortarman

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 10:37 AM

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.

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#2 Dogsbody

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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.

 

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 12:29 PM

Thats funny...fighter pilot humor at its best



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Posted 12 September 2017 - 12:30 PM

He was quite an original.Even being a POW with out legs didnt keep him down.


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Posted 12 September 2017 - 12:54 PM

I've got the same story on m bulletin board at school, but attributed to an American pilot!

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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



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Posted 12 September 2017 - 01:57 PM

Agreed with Bobgee. Someone attached that to Bader. Not a true story

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 02:00 PM

Wheres SNOPES when you need it.... :lol:

 

You mean everything on the internet isn't real??? :blink: 


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Posted 12 September 2017 - 02:19 PM

If I had have posted that I would get in trouble 

 

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 02:59 PM

Here is where I found it.

http://www.anorak.co...-war-hero.html/

 

 

and another that attributes the story to David Niven.

www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2016/dec/17/i-used-to-be-unwilling-to-embrace-change-that-changed-with-helens-death


Edited by mortarman, 12 September 2017 - 03:05 PM.



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