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24/9/2012

Second World War veterans accuse flying ace Sir Douglas Bader of ‘putting pilots at risk’ with Battle of Britain tactics

He was Britain’s most celebrated pilot of the Second World War, who lost both legs in a plane crash, yet went on to help the Allies beat the Germans in the air.

But a new documentary, while confirming his aerial brilliance, has trashed Sir Douglas Bader’s ‘Big Wing’ tactics that used up to 60 RAF planes to smash through the enemy in a cluster.

Veterans who served with him say this was a sluggish way to attack and put many other pilots at risk. for more click here

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