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Spitfire “D-B” Trainer – Group Captain Douglas Bader

$74.00 USD
Get ready for take off with these low top Spitfire “D-B” Trainers. The design is based on the Supermarine Spitfire (D-B, serial number W3185) flown by Douglas Bader CBE DSO & Bar, DFC & Bar. Bader joined the RAF in 1928, and in December 1931, while attempting some aerobatics, he crashed suffering severe injuries that required both his legs were amputated. These shoes can run big so please measure your foot before ordering as you may need to order a different size than you expect. Only £3.50 shipping worldwide. You should receive your trainers within 21 days. For info and sizes, see full description below. Order before November 30th to receive your trainers before Christmas
Size

Spitfire “D-B” Trainer – Group Captain Douglas Bader - UK4 (US5/EU38) is backordered and will ship as soon as it is in stock.

Usually shipped within 24 hours

UK deliveries from £4.95

Delivery & Returns

We use the Royal Mail, DHL Express or UPS for our customers. For UK addresses, deliveries under 10kg are a standard £4.95 via Royal Mail Tracked 48 Service. For orders over 10kg and overseas customers, postage is calculated for you at checkout once you have entered your postal address. This price, does not include any potential custom charges that may apply, depending on the product or destination, as every country has very different import duties / taxes. Online exclusive products (such as trainers) will be delivered to you directly from the printer, separate from other items in your order, but your postage fee covers ALL items in your order.

If you are unhappy with your purchase, please email shop@tankmuseum.org within fourteen (14) working days of receiving your goods, and return it to us at the address below, in its original condition, unopened (with any seals and shrink-wrap intact) and we will issue you a full refund or replace it. Goods must be returned at your own cost. If the item is faulty, you do not need to return it, we will send you a replacement free of charge.

Description

Get ready for take off with these low top Spitfire “D-B” Trainers

Order before November 30th to receive your trainers before Christmas

This design is based on the Supermarine Spitfire (D-B, serial number W3185) flown by Douglas Bader CBE DSO & Bar, DFC & Bar. Bader joined the RAF in 1928, and in December 1931, while attempting some aerobatics, he crashed suffering severe injuries that required both his legs were amputated. After the outbreak of the World War II in 1939, however, Douglas Bader returned to the RAF and was accepted as a pilot. During World War II he was credited with 22 aerial victories, four shared victories, six probables, one shared probable and 11 enemy aircraft damaged.

In August 1941, Bader bailed out of Spitfire W3185 over German-occupied France and was captured. Over the next few years, he made so many escape attempts that the Germans threatened to take away his legs. Due to these numerous escape attempts, he was finally dispatched to the "escape-proof" Colditz Castle where he remained until 15 April 1945 when it was liberated by the US Army. Bader passed away on September 5th, 1982, aged 72.

These shoes can run big so please measure your foot before ordering as you may need to order a different size than you expect.

Made for The Tank Museum by our Australian friends at "I Love A Hangar".

These timeless canvas shoes are made to order. Each pair of canvas shoes features:

  • A classic lace-up closure to achieve the perfect fit
  • Brushed metal eyelets for that timeless style
  • Soft inner lining for absolute comfort
  • Iconic rubber rounded toe cap
  • Removable innersole
  • Please note that there can be subtle variations in colour and minor movement during production that may cause a design element not to be in the exact position as it appears on screen.

Shop all trainers HERE

All of our products are made to order and manufactured on demand. We are therefore not able to cancel or amend an order once it has been placed. This includes changes to the shipping address, size, design, or any other specifications. Please review your order details carefully before finalizing your purchase.

Shipping Details:
All trainers are made to order, please allow 7-10 days to receive a tracking number while your order is in production. Worldwide shipping is £3.50, please select that option at checkout. You should receive your trainers within 21 days however, please allow up to 28 days to be sure.  Please note that the quoted shipping times are estimates and not guaranteed. Please note the trainers will go straight from the factory to your door. 

For sizing information, please check the sizing guide in the pictures. 

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Wonderful trainers. They are very comfortable and I love the design. Highly recommend.

I Love A Hanger

Spitfire “D-B” Trainer – Group Captain Douglas Bader

$74.00 USD

Get ready for take off with these low top Spitfire “D-B” Trainers

Order before November 30th to receive your trainers before Christmas

This design is based on the Supermarine Spitfire (D-B, serial number W3185) flown by Douglas Bader CBE DSO & Bar, DFC & Bar. Bader joined the RAF in 1928, and in December 1931, while attempting some aerobatics, he crashed suffering severe injuries that required both his legs were amputated. After the outbreak of the World War II in 1939, however, Douglas Bader returned to the RAF and was accepted as a pilot. During World War II he was credited with 22 aerial victories, four shared victories, six probables, one shared probable and 11 enemy aircraft damaged.

In August 1941, Bader bailed out of Spitfire W3185 over German-occupied France and was captured. Over the next few years, he made so many escape attempts that the Germans threatened to take away his legs. Due to these numerous escape attempts, he was finally dispatched to the "escape-proof" Colditz Castle where he remained until 15 April 1945 when it was liberated by the US Army. Bader passed away on September 5th, 1982, aged 72.

These shoes can run big so please measure your foot before ordering as you may need to order a different size than you expect.

Made for The Tank Museum by our Australian friends at "I Love A Hangar".

These timeless canvas shoes are made to order. Each pair of canvas shoes features:

Shop all trainers HERE

All of our products are made to order and manufactured on demand. We are therefore not able to cancel or amend an order once it has been placed. This includes changes to the shipping address, size, design, or any other specifications. Please review your order details carefully before finalizing your purchase.

Shipping Details:
All trainers are made to order, please allow 7-10 days to receive a tracking number while your order is in production. Worldwide shipping is £3.50, please select that option at checkout. You should receive your trainers within 21 days however, please allow up to 28 days to be sure.  Please note that the quoted shipping times are estimates and not guaranteed. Please note the trainers will go straight from the factory to your door. 

For sizing information, please check the sizing guide in the pictures. 

Size

  • UK4 (US5/EU38)
  • UK5 (US6/EU39)
  • UK6 (US7/EU40)
  • UK7 (US7.5/EU41)
  • UK8 (US8.5/EU42)
  • UK8.5 (US9.5/EU43)
  • UK9 (US10/EU44)
  • UK10 (US11/EU45)
  • UK11 (US12/EU46)
  • UK12 (US13/EU47)
  • UK13 (US14/EU48)
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