Blue plaque for war hero Bader

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Wartime hero and double amputee Sir Douglas Bader has been commemorated with an English Heritage blue plaque.

Sir Douglas played a key role as a pilot during the Battle of Britain in World War II despite losing both legs in a flying accident in 1931.

Subsequently, he raised money for the disabled and worked to change attitudes towards those who suffered amputations.

The plaque was unveiled on Sunday at the pilot's former home in Petersham Mews, Kensington, west London.

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