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Douglas Bader

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Rules are for the obedience of fools and the guidance of wise men.

— Douglas Bader

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I then realized my appearance was a bit odd. My right leg was no longer with me. It had caught somewhere in the top of the cockpit as I tried to leave my Spitfire.

— Douglas Bader

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Like the Spitfire it was immensely strong: a pilot had no need to fear the danger of pulling the wings off, no matter how desperate the situation became.

— Douglas Bader

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The sea from Dunkirk to Dover during these days of the evacuation looked like any coastal road in England on a bank holiday. It was solid with shipping.

— Douglas Bader

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The successful pilots succeeded because they did not open fire until they were close to the target.

— Douglas Bader

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We were all flying around up and down the coast near Dunkirk looking for enemy aircraft which seemed also to be milling around with no particular cohesion.

— Douglas Bader

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Still very sports minded an interest which dominated Bader's formative years he took less of an interest in his studies. Brickhill did well out of the book which irritated Bader. Battle of Britain

After the French campaign the RAF prepared for the coming Battle of Britain in which the Luftwaffe intended to achieve air superiority.

: /ˈbɑːdər/) CBE DSO & Bar DFC & Bar FRAeS DL (21 February 1910 – 5 September 1982) was a Royal Air Force (RAF) fighter ace during the Second World War. He then took part in the Battle of Britain and became a friend and supporter of Air Vice-Marshal Trafford Leigh-Mallory and his "Big Wing" experiments. Soon afterward he met and befriended Adolf Galland a prominent German fighter ace.

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