Friday, April 16, 2010

Douglas Bader

It seems I needed a refresher on Douglas Bader. He was in three different squadrons at Duxford. According to his Wikipedia page, No. 19 Squadron was his first posting after re-enlisting but two months later he was transfered to No. 222 Squadron, which later moved from Duxford to RAF Kirton. When Bader was promoted to Squadron Leader, he was given No. 242 Squadron, which was initially based at Coltishall but was moved to Duxford as part of 12 Group. All of this occurred in space of a few months from February to June 1940, an indication of how quickly things change in war.

I became curious after a tweet that Bader had been posted to No. 222. ^_^

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