Douglas Baders bunny is back at base 50 years on

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  1. Solon_of_Athens

    Solon_of_Athens Old-Salt

    Bader's bunny (Daily Telegraph 25 May 06)

     
  2. AlienFTM

    AlienFTM LE Book Reviewer

    The link reckons Bader lost both legs below the knee.

    Unless I am very much mistaken, he lost his right leg above the knee, so that when he wanted to drive his MG sports car again, he had his garage reverse accelerator and clutch so that he had a little more accelerator control through his left leg (below the knee) and his right leg (above the knee) only had to stomp the clutch.

    According to the book, the mechanic who delivered the modified car found controlling it to be a nightmare.

    Journalists. Pah.
     
  3. jonny3979

    jonny3979 War Hero

    Obviously didn't own his lucky bunny in 1931......!
     
  4. furq

    furq Clanker

    Just been for a look and there it is!! Hmm, wonder how much I'd get on eBay???????