Thanks SPM, for that, f/l Colin "hoppy" hodgkinson, was the person I was thinking off and who is mentioned at the very start of this topic (Must
research before I post!)
For my part I am asking some friends I have who live in Liverpool, if anything else was known, rumour, fact what ever.
I did come across a connection with Liverpool and Bader. Prosthetic manufacturer, Critchley. Haven't as yet found much about them, an example of their
work is in the "Science Museum". www.sciencemuseum.org.uk...
Maybe there is a list of clients associated with them.
I suppose there is the possibility that Ken has made an error with dates and when he saw Bader, he was simply having a fitting, but before 1942. Hope,
Ken, you do not mind a bit of a negative, but if it is a possibility, it should be looked at, even if it fails to help it might strengthen some other
aspect of this story.
Critchley seems to have been employed since the 1st WW, supplying prosthetics, and Baders accident was also pre-war.
As you mentioned, very often people with mobility problems, are very anti help, even if they eventually have to accept some, so this self sufficiency
should not be too highly played.
This is an intriging episode, one which obviously goes against the hero-ness of Bader, and as such is bound to raise tempers somewhat. The most
important point is to keep an open mind and not ignore facts or possibilities, nor over play them.
Regarding Dyce, any idea when were the radar defences installed on the east coast of Scotland, and what was their coverage?
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dowot because: Adding link to item in the science museum.