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RAF Hospital Uxbridge

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Operator  Royal Air Force
Year built  1925
In use  1925-2010 (2010)
Owner  Ministry of Defence
RAF Hospital Uxbridge
Type  Royal Air Force Hospital

RAF Hospital Uxbridge was a military hospital within the Royal Air Force station RAF Uxbridge.

History

Douglas Bader arrived at the hospital in 1932 to recover after the amputation of both of his legs following a flying accident. It was during his stay that he met the Desoutter brothers who were pioneering the use of lightweight aluminium for the production of prosthetic limbs. Bader was fitted with the new style of legs and returned to active service with the RAF, to become known as "the legless pilot".

In early 1940, the officers' hospital on the station became the Women's Auxiliary Air Force Hospital.

References

RAF Hospital Uxbridge Wikipedia


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