Group Captain Ross Tilley

During World War Two,  Archibald McIndoe, a pioneering Plastic Surgeon,  treated burnt airmen at  the Queen Victoria Hospital (Q.V.H) East Grinstead.  Working alongside him was an equally talented Canadian plastic surgeon, Group Captain Albert Ross Tilley.  Ross Tilley also helped to rebuild lives and made such an impact that the

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Nursing at Queen Victoria Hosptial

This Spring, we have been joined by Masters Student Isabel Pace, who has been researching stories about the Guinea Pig Club as part of her remote placement at the museum. She has researched the role of nurses, based on the work of Liz Byrski who interviewed nurses who worked with

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Reflections on a Difficult Year

Reflections on a Difficult Year This short piece has been written by Bob Marchant, Museum Trustee and Guinea Pig Club Secertary about his experiences over the last 12 months: During this last year of lockdowns, especially the last few months after being placed on the Shielded Patients List, I have

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Flight Officer Arthur (Red) Woolf

Sadly one of the last surviving members of the Guinea Pig Club recently passed away. Flight Officer Arthur (Red) Woolf, passed way on  7th April 2021 after a short illness. He was 99 years old. Flg/Off Woolf suffered severe injuries when his Lancaster Bomber was shot down over Northern France

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Prince Philip and the Guinea Pig Club

Secretary of the Guinea Pig Club, and Museum Trustee, Bob Marchant has helped write an article about the role Prince Philip played for the Guinea Pig Club. Article has been published in The Telegraph on 15 April 2021. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/0/philip-one-boys-meet-survivors-duke-edinburghs-guinea-pig-club/amp/ As we all know HRH Prince Philip had a strong connection

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PERSONAL REFLECTIONS ON MEETING HRH PRINCE PHILIP (by Bob Marchant)

PERSONAL REFLECTIONS ON MEETING HRH PRINCE PHILIP Together with the rest of the country, and the world, it was with great sadness to hear the news of the passing of HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. As Secretary of the Guinea Pig Club, and having his Royal Highness as our President,

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Tribute to HRH PRINCE PHILIP  DUKE OF EDINBURGH 1921 -2021

HRH PRINCE PHILIP  DUKE OF EDINBURGH 1921 -2021 As Secretary of the Guinea Pig Club, it is with great sadness on hearing the news of the passing of our late President HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Since taken over as President in 1961, following the death of Sir Archibald

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Tribute to HRH PRINCE PHILLIP  DUKE OF EDINBURGH 1921 -2021

HRH PRINCE PHILLIP  DUKE OF EDINBURGH 1921 -2021 As Secretary of the Guinea Pig Club, it is with great sadness on hearing the news of the passing of our late President HRH Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh. Since taken over as President in 1961, following the death of Sir Archibald

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Tributes to the Guinea Pig Club

Tributes to the Guinea Pig Club As part of the Guinea Pig Club’s 80th Anniversary in 2021, Bob Marchant, the Secretary of the Club, looks at the many ways the Club is commemorated. As we are now entering the year 2021 , it will see the 80th Anniversary of the

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Dame Vera Lynn and the Guinea Pig Club

As we remember the life and work of Dame Vera Lynn, Guinea Pig Club Secretary Robert Marchant recalls her work with the Guinea Pigs: "From her first visit to the Queen Victoria Hospital in 1941, when visiting the burnt airman under the care of Archibald McIndoe and his team, Dame

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