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    Good post Archie

    And Barker flew to 22,000 feet without oxygen...that's almost as high as Mt Everest

    Chaps at that time were of a different breed maybe..

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    MB_Avro.
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    That's an incredible story. Thanks for the link!
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    My wife used to work with the Brother in Law of the guy who wrote "the book" on Barker.

    http://www.amazon.ca/William-Barker-VC-Canadas-Decorate...id=1175899618&sr=1-1

    Also by Wayne Ralph is Aces, Warriors and Wingmen. (which contains only 4 mistakes that I could find!)

    http://www.amazon.ca/Aces-Warriors-Wingman-Firsthand-Ac...id=1175899618&sr=1-2
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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by MB_Avro_UK:
    Good post Archie

    And Barker flew to 22,000 feet without oxygen...that's almost as high as Mt Everest

    Chaps at that time were of a different breed maybe..

    Best Regards,
    MB_Avro. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Not only that but he was still able to fly the a/c with the injuries he received.

    B9966 was one of 6 prototypes Snipes.(B9962-67) It arrived at Martleham Heath May 18 1918. It had an adjustable tailplane, ie trimable stab (from the cockpit).
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