Tangmere Museum is holding an event on Sunday 7th August to honour the memory of Sir Douglas Bader. There is a lot going on and it promises to be an enjoyable as well as an educational day.
From the Tangmere Museum Website: “The theme of the Museum’s main summer event this year is ‘BADER REMEMBERED 70 YEARS ON’. It will be held on Sunday 7 August 2011 – watch the website for details. The Museum has also set up a BADER TRAIL around the Museum of artefacts and stories about the people associated with Douglas Bader during his time at Tangmere in 1941.” DAVID COXON Curator
On August 9th 1941 Group Captain Douglas Bader, the legendary pilot who overcame severe physical handicap (he had both legs amputated following a serious flying accident in 1931), was forced to bale out of his Spitfire over German occupied France and taken prisoner. After several escape attempts, he finished up confined in Colditz Castle, where he and the other P.o.W.s were liberated by the advancing American armies in April 1945. Come along to Tangmere Museum on the 7th August and learn more…
You can check out the Tangmere Museum Website: http://www.tangmere-museum.org.uk/index.php for more details
Click HERE to download a poster with more information