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Bronze limited edition bust of sir douglas bader Douglas bader bronze portrait bust by military sculptor Peter Close

Douglas Bader

Limited Edition Bronze Portrait Bust


  Douglas Bader bronze bust of fighter pilot ace

Sir Douglas Bader

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Douglas Bader was one of the legendary names of WW2. His bravery and determination have provided an inspiration to many over the years. In 1931 Bader lost both his legs in an aircraft crash attempting some low-flying aerobatics. Bader made the following laconic entry in his logbook after the crash "Crashed slow-rolling near ground. Bad show." After months of painful recuperation learning to walk on artificial legs Bader undertook refresher training, passed his check flights and was found fit for active service. However he was retired from the RAF for medical reasons in 1933.

Bader returned to the RAF at the outbreak of World War II - Posted to a fighter squadron in 1940 Bader scored his first kills during the Battle of France over Dunkirk. He quickly rose to the rank of Wing Commander and with Trafford Leigh-Mallory instigated the "Big Wing" tactical formation. Forced to bale out during a fighter sweep over France in 1941 Bader spent the rest of the Second World War as a prisoner of war. His repeated escape attempts led to his eventual incarceration in Colditz Castle. Group Captain Sir Douglas Bader a truly inspirational British Hero.


Douglas Bader Bronze Bust 275.00

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Douglas Bader Bronze Limited Edition Bust by Aviation and Military Artist and Sculptor Peter Close is limited to an edition of 250

The bronze sculpture is hand cast in the highest quality cold cast bronze in Peter's workshop in Somerset

The Douglas Bader bronze portrait Sculpture will come to you with a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist and will be engraved with its own unique edition number - if you would like to request a special number please contact us to check availability

The sculpture stands 12" high and weighs 4 kgs Shipping is free within the UK only.

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