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Sir Douglas Bader's tactics criticised by veterans.

Article about: Sorry Nick, you mentioned you dont regard him as a Battle of Britain Hero, then what do you regard him as? I know he was regarded as an arrogant foolish fellow, but in my eyes, to do what he

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    Have there not been mixed opinons about this for some time ??? Some Daily Mail reporter got nothing better to write about? Lets knock another national hero shall we...

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    An interesting article Adrian, thank you for posting it. The mark of respect shown by the Germans, who even allowed a prosthetic limb to be dropped for Bader after he was captured, speaks volumes as to the recognition he deserves. They all deserve it though, every last one of them.

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    Wasn't it during the Battle of Britain that this changed? with the advent of the Polish flying aces that showed how it was done. IMHO.

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    Read into it what you will, I'll have to try and catch the series on TV as I had no idea it was on.

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    His 'Big Wing' tactic has been discussed for as log as I can remember. Personally I have never regarded him as a Battle of Britain hero

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    There will ALWAYS be contrary opinions on ANY subject and despite this decorated nonagenarian's opinion 70 years later, the Big Wing strategy was a case of the "greater good"

    ( one always has to wonder if the Mail quoted verbatim or spiced up the old boys words a bit to sell the story .... TROLLS can be also in the most obvious places! )

    Dan
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    Quote by Woolgar View Post
    His 'Big Wing' tactic has been discussed for as log as I can remember. Personally I have never regarded him as a Battle of Britain hero

    Nick
    Nick, How would you describe him ?

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    It's written into the history books and right or wrong the Battle of Britain was won so I guess it really doesn't make much difference now except to those who want to find something wrong in everything.......

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    Nick, How would you describe him ?
    Back up Squadrons to the front line battle

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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