Warwick Hospital. Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham (09/10/45). Barnsley Hall Hospital.
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Crashed. Flying incident.
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Burns to face, hands and legs.
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No.4 Central REME Workshop, Donnington
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Known as 'Sandy'.
For a lot of the war, Saunders working in gun-laying radar with REME, before retraining as a Glider Pilot.
During a training exercise, Saunders lost control of his Tiger Moth as he tried to land in heavy crosswinds. The aircraft crashed and caught fire. Saunders was initially knocked unconscious but came to and managed to climb out, while his navigator was killed instantly.
Saunders went on to become a Doctor, inspired by McIndoe.
REME - Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers