Flight control

September 29, 2016

Injured veterans have been given the chance to take the controls at the second Douglas Bader Foundation Wounded Flying Day.

Ken Hargreaves – who lost both legs after being injured in Iraq in 2003 – was one of those who gathered at Kinloss Barracks airfield for the event.


Although initially nervous about whether he’d made a wise decision to get into the cockpit, later, when back on the ground he described “the sense of freedom and the ability to be in control again”, as fantastic.

The Douglas Bader Foundation was founded by the family of WW2 RAF hero Sir Douglas Bader, and helps people with disabilities.


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