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Posted 5 years ago


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40th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain vase by Coalport. Hand painted Spitfire and Hurricane. Signed by Sir Douglas Bader.
Bader joined the RAF in 1928, and was commissioned in 1930. In December 1931, while attempting some aerobatics, he crashed and lost both his legs. Having been on the brink of death, he recovered, retook flight training, passed his check flights and then requested reactivation as a pilot. Although there were no regulations applicable to his situation, he was retired on medical grounds. After the outbreak of the Second World War in 1939, however, Bader returned to the RAF and was accepted as a pilot. He scored his first victories over Dunkirk during the Battle of France in 1940. He then took part in the Battle of Britain


  1. bratjdd bratjdd, 5 years ago
    It's so Beautiful, LOVED the story thats connected to the vase. Thank you
    for sharing this Beautiful vase.
  2. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 5 years ago
  3. petey petey, 5 years ago
    Thanks BELLIN68, inky, miKKoChristmas11, scandinavian_piece, bratjdd.
  4. petey petey, 5 years ago
    Thanks for the love BELLIN68 and crabbykins
  5. filmnet filmnet, 5 years ago
    WOW Unbelievable story !!!!! Great post!
  6. petey petey, 5 years ago
    Thanks for the love vetraio50, pops52 and birdie
  7. AmberRose AmberRose, 5 years ago
    Really like this a lot.
  8. petey petey, 5 years ago
    Thanks for the love freiheit
  9. petey petey, 5 years ago
    Thanks for the love and comment AmberRose,
  10. petey petey, 4 years ago
    Thanks for the love nldionne
  11. SEAN68 SEAN68, 1 year ago
    stunning and love it!!

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