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Sir DOUGLAS BADER DSO*, DFC*
Sir HUGH ‘COCKY’ DUNDAS DSO*, DFC
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Matted size: 17 1/2" x 13 1/2"
Douglas Bader was a legend in his lifetime – a fearless fighter pilot and inspirational leader. Having lost both legs in a pre-war flying accident, it is testimony to his courage and determination that he was able to lead the Hurricanes of 242 Squadron during the Battle of Britain, but he did – and with distinction. In 1941, with the battle won, Bader took command of the Tangmere Wing on the south coast, recruiting such famous pilots as Johnnie Johnson, Dennis Crowley-Milling, Ken Holden, Alan Smith, Nip Hepple and of course, ‘Cocky’ Dundas, to help take the fight across the Channel.
‘Cocky’ Dundas had several successes in the Battle of Britain flying Spitfires based at Kenley before his squadron was assigned to 12 Group where Dundas flew as Douglas Bader’s wingman. Always a courageous fighter pilot, when Bader formed the Tangmere Wing Dundas was one of the first he recruited. ‘Cocky’ Dundas went on to lead Spitfire and Typhoon Wings himself, flying operationally to the end of the war.
Douglas Bader’s original signature is now rare and difficult to find, and together with that of one of his most trusted fighter aces, this Ensemble will be prized by collectors. But only a very small number are available.