Rummwood Court, Maidstone.
|Date of Injury:
|D.O.B/Age when admitted:
|Cause of Incident:
Enemy Action. Shot down in a Hurricane over Kent. Bailed out.
|Transferred to QVH:
Burns to face, hands, midsection and neck.
|No. of Operations at East Grinstead:
This is to certify that the patient mentioned below and whose description is stated hereon is the authorised holder of this Identity card.
Sqn Ldr. WC 01.07.43.
|Age at Death:
Banham joined the RAF in 1936 and was one of the first pilots on active service to fly a Spitfire.
After his treatment, Banham worked for the Air Ministry for a while before flying night operations in Beaufighters in 1943. He then had command posts in Malta, and Naples and Ancona in Italy.
WC Wing Commander.