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    Sometime within the last three years (I think) an article was published about the aerial delivery of a replacement leg for Douglas Bader, by then a POW. I believe it was in Flypast, Aeroplane Monthly or Britain at War. Can anyone provide the details of where and when it was printed ?
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    Hi Hugh, unfortunately I do not remember exactly but I would add After the Battle magazine to your list of possible sources as I think I have seen something about this matter too, but I can be wrong.

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    Hugh,

    You were correct -- Britain at War magazine, February 2017 issue. I don't have that issue.

    Details:

    Operation Leg
    In our cover story, our Editor looks at the intricacies involved in delivering a spare prosthetic limb to Battle of Britain hero Douglas Bader, then a POW, and how the RAF tried to take the opportunity to deliver bombs as well as the leg!

    You can see the details here:

    https://britainatwar.keypublishing.c.../?issueID=6845

    Cheers,

    Matt

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    Sent you a PM, Hugh
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    Hi Hugh

    The details can be found in the book Bader's Last Fight by Andy Saunders.

    Best regards

    Finn Buch

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    Many thanks to all, whose input has enabled me to locate the magazine in an archaeological dig (my basement).

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