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RAF Waddington aircraft engineer becomes first amputee since Douglas Bader to fly spitfire

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An RAF Waddington aircraft engineer has become the first amputee in over 50 years to fly solo in an original Supermarine Spitfire.

Sergeant Alan Robinson is the first amputee pilot to have flown the Spitfire since World War Two aces Douglas Bader and Colin “Hoppy” Hodgkinson.

Alan was one of two successful candidates in The Spitfire Scholarship and the first to complete this goal.


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