"Don't listen to anyone who tells you that you can't do this or that. That's nonsense. Make up your mind, you'll never use crutches or a stick, then have a go at everything. Go to school, join in all the games you can. Go anywhere you want to. But never, never let them persuade you that things are too difficult or impossible."
This quote comes from an interview Douglas Bader gave after the war. The statement gives a good impression of this special British pilot of Fighter Command. Douglas Bader is one of the best known R.A.F. pilots of World War Two. He earned this reputation partly for the number of enemy aircraft he shot down during the war but also because he achieved all this without legs.