Heroes of the sky
- By Richard Branson -
- Sep 20, 2012
Squadron Leader Douglas Bader is one of the great heroes of aviation and his remarkable story is being told tonight.
Bader lost both of his legs in a catastrophic flying accident in the 1930s. Surely this signalled the end of a distinguished flying career?
Not at all. Bader never accepted defeat and went on to play a pivotal role in winning the Battle of Britain.
I was fortunate to know Douglas Bader as a child and used to steal his tin legs! He was one of the inspirations behind my own love of aviation.
This show is well worth watching. Tune into Channel 5 at 8pm BST tonight.
Image from Douglas Bader Foundation on Facebook
By Richard Branson. Founder of Virgin Group