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Originally posted by waynos
Timeless test, that is the precise question that has been rattling round my head for the last three years
The possibility mentioned by Jimc has occurred to me, even fanciful notions of Bader being used as some sort of 'negotiator' on shuttle missions (without any foundation - just wondering aloud). The whole thing is a complete mystery and scepticism such as Jim's is easy to appreciate, but the fact that selected papers pertaining to Douglas Bader are classified to this day under the 100 year rule, which is a rare occurance suggesting the utmost secrecy, does keep me wondering.
Originally posted by SPM.45
Ah yes, your famous memoirs. The ones where you witness casualties "being brought back from the european battlefields by landing craft in 1943" a year notable for the lack of european land battles involving brtish based troops and where you heroically tried to prevent a pilot from crashing an aircraft that had a hydraulic leak on in a position where it didn't have the hydraulic system. Those memoirs?
Here above we have move of the lies, slander, and complete disregard of the truth by this Wannbe, Walter Mitty type, Zelig and could never have been.
I am sure there is somebody in this forum who is capable unlike SPM45, of gaining access under the FOA act if required or via less spectacular means, to the log of the aircraft carrier HMS Colossus whilst involved in the transfer of the Royal Navy POW Liaison Team personell by Barracuda aircraft to a Japanese held airstrip in Shangha in 1945
I can provide photos of the Barracuda aircraft over Shanghai, the name rank and photo of the pilot who was flying the aircraft involved and restricted (at theat time) maps of the Shanghaii area. There is a watercolour in the British War Museum showing men being transferred from a destroyer to HMS Colossus at the time I describe and the book THE FORGOTTEN FLEET tells of the transfer as I have desribed of our team to Shanghai.
This man is an utter fool and pease help me by having my above story verified to expose him for what he is.