26 thoughts on “Fokkers

    1. newsjustin

      That’s a funny story. And the fella’s back story is interesting – he lost both legs in the 1930s and still went back flying in WW2.

      One would want to be very insecure about one’s own nationality to make a thing about this.

    1. Spaghetti Hoop

      Lived till 72 too. Many of his comrades never saw 30. War is so manipulating of a man’s dream to fly.

      1. Spaghetti Hoop

        Don’t mind the Brother, the real Des is still alive and well with a young wife and an old tan. Bob Monkhouse however, is dead.

  1. H

    To his dying day, whenever the subject came up my mother berated my Dad for not letting Bader win a game of darts they played at the Royal British Legion club in Dublin in the 1950s

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