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Colin, on the right, pictured with Eamon Andrews (left) and Fred Massey after the filming of This is Your Life on 7 October 1957.
he remarkable story of a British hero double amputee pilot who took to the skies during the Second World War has come to light.
Flight Lieutenant Colin Hodgkinson lost his legs in a horror crash in a Tiger Moth in May 1939 but went on to emulate Sir Douglas Bader and fly Spitfires in the Royal Air Force.
He even endured a spell in the Great Escape prisoner of war camp after being shot down over France in 1943 but rejoined the RAF after being repatriated.
The pair were the only two British double amputee pilots to fly during the war - yet while Bader, rightly, is a household name, Flt Lt Hodgkinson's exploits have been largely forgotten.
This has prompted historian Mark Hillier to publish Flt Lt Hodgkinson's autobiography 60 years after it was penned which he hopes will shine some limelight on a 'special' man whose courage he says was every bit as great as Baders'.
Best Foot Forward, by Colin Hodgkinson, is published by Pen & Sword.