A new children’s booklet on the famous Second World War legless fighter pilot Douglas Bader has been produced by the Museum’s Curatorial Department for sale in the Museum shop. Douglas Bader lost both of his legs before the war in an aircraft accident but was accepted back into the RAF at the outbreak of war. He served at RAF Tangmere as a wing leader of three Spitfire squadrons during the spring and summer of 1941 until he was shot down and became a prisoner-of-war. After the war he was knighted for services to the disabled and his story was depicted in the film, ‘Reach for the Sky’.
The booklet is written and illustrated by David Coxon, the Museum’s Curator and designed by Deputy Curator Pete Pitman. It is now on sale in the Museum’s shop, price £3.