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The death on this day 5th August, 1982 of Douglas Bader. .Bader lost both his legs while attempting some aerobatics, he crashed and lost both his legs, he was retired against his will on medical grounds. But after the outbreak of WW2 he returned to the RAF and was accepted as a pilot. The film Reach for the Sky was made about his life.

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Avro Vulcan Mk 1A XH480, of 101 Sqn, conducting an 'attack' against Waddington's Air Traffic Control Tower.

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Hurricane Facts, Hurricane Information, Hurricane Videos, Hurricane Photos

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Hawker Hurricane. Work horse of Fighter Command in the Battle of Britain era though inferior to the Spitfire and the ME 109 for that matter.

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50 of the Best Beaches in the World (Part 4)

Cavendish Beach, Canada - 50 of the Best Beaches in the World (Part 4)

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After the storm: Black and white images capture the destruction left in the wake of some of Florida's most frightening hurricanes