Bader Primary School, Thornaby

t15142 t15143It is nice to see that the new Bader Primary School signs give a hint as to were the school name originated from or should I say from whom it originated?

Indeed both Sir Douglas and Lady Joan Bader were there at the official opening of the school and today it stands on Thornaby Road appropriately between the Thornaby Spitfire and the Airman’s Statue both also reflecting the towns aeronautical history and the debt we owe to The Few.

Photographs and details courtesy of David Thompson.

2 thoughts on “Bader Primary School, Thornaby

  1. I met Douglas Bader when the school originally opened as I was a pupil and he signed a book “Reach for the Sky” (his life story) and I still have the book to this day (nearly 50 years ago).

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