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Wartime Memories & Stories

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Who downed Douglas Bader.

Article written by Andy Saunders entitled ‘Who downed Douglas Bader’. Douglas Bader (DB) was downed on the 9th August 1941 whilst over France leading the Tangmere Wing (at that time comprising Spitfire Squadrons 41, 610 and 616). DB flew with 616 in W3185.…
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John Cairns

Initially flew with 254 Squadron - flying Blenheims – having completed his trained as an observer in 1940. Finding flying coastal and convoy patrols tedious he answered a request for volunteers for ‘special duties’. Was sent for training as a navigator on…