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Originally posted by SPM.45
Early on in this thread, there was some discussion on the purported existance of sealed papers relating to Bader and whether this might support the notion that he might have been involved in some secret mission or somesuch.
Well, as I was at the National Archive today on some of my normal research, I undertook a search to see if there is any truth in this story of sealed papers, and to my surprise there is.
However there is no mystery attached. The papers are held under reference DR4/388 and though they are FOI exempt and therefore remain sealed, the subject of their contents is disclosed - they relate to CAA medical advisory board decisions on Sir Douglas Bader's medical certification for a private pilot's licence between 1977 and 1980, thus these will be open in 2 years time under the 30 year rule. There are _no_ other sealed papers relating to Bader held by the National Archive. Even sealed papers are traceable!
So that takes care of that one!
[edit on 27-2-2008 by SPM.45]
Originally posted by Anonymous ATS
I don't want clever fellows jumping up and down telling me I have NO PROOF, I damn well know I have no proof and any INTELLIGENT observer would be able to deduce from my strory that I AM THE FIRST TO ADMIT THIS - and am looking for help to solve the mystery and not clever fellows sarcasm.
There are other people aside from me who know THE FULL STORY of Bader's visit to Liverpool in 1942 and they are more intelligent than I or any forum based clever fellows. However, they have their reasons for keeping this incident under wraps and maybe for ever.