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Douglas Bader
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Born in St Johns Wood, London
Born on 21st of February 1910
Died on 5th of September 1982

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1910 - 1982 English aviator and war hero


After a flying accident in 1931 he lost both legs and was invalided out of the RAF. But he overcame this disability and returned in 1939. He commanded the first RAF Canadian Fighter Squadron, contributing to victory in the Battle of Britain, but was captured in 1941 after a collision with an enemy aircraft over Bethune. He received many honours and was knighted in 1976.

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May not the complaint, that common people are above their station, often take its rise in the fact of uncommon people being below theirs? - Charles Dickens
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