FEB 05th 2020

Flying ace

Flying ace Douglas Bader flew his last sortie from RAF Westhampnett (now Goodwood Aerodrome) on 9 August, 1941. Having joined the RAF in 1930 at the age of 20, he tragically crashed his Bristol Bulldog fighter a year later which lead to the eventual amputation of both of his legs in 1933. He was discharged from the RAF, but was determined to keep flying.