Douglas Bader was a pilot in the Royal Air Force who would go on to pilot fighter planes in the Second World War
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. He recovered, retook flight training, passed his check flights and then requested reactivation as a pilot at the Royal Air Force where he became an british flying ace with 22 aerial victories. In August 1941 he was shoot down by a Messerschmitt Bf 109 and Bader had to bailed out over German-occupied France and was captured. Afterward, he met and was befriended with Adolf Galland, a popular German fighter ace. He even was allowed to take a closer look to some Messerschmitts Bf 109. His request to be allowed to sit down in the machine was understandably rejected. He flew during his career the Hawker Hurricane as well as the Supermarine Spitfire.
The unique piece is made in Germany in elaborate and loving handwork in the so-called “vintage look“, and simulated by the curvature according to the original aircraft part. The aircraft aluminum sheet has been riveted by hand.The squadron badge correspond to the original badges used at that time in colors, shape and size.These badge is not a mass-produced, but is also applied by hand, as was the case back then in the frontline airfields. There is also a pre-installed bracket for quick and easy wall mounting. Bring one of the most famous squadron badges home as a great decoration!
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