Born in East London to West Indian parents who had migrated to Britain in the early 1960s, Flight Lieutenant Trevor Edwards thought becoming a pilot was out of reach for a person with his background. On a training exercise while serving in the RAF Regiment, Trevor contracted trench foot, resulting in the amputation of his toes. Whilst learning to walk again he was inspired to pursue a new role as a pilot, after initially failing tests at the start of his career, and later became a Jaguar pilot. He left the RAF in 1997 to join British Airways.
They had to cut off my toes.