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Brian Robert Noble

Admitted to:

Sevenoaks Hospital, Kent. RAF Hospital, Torquay.

Date of Injury:

01/09/1940

D.O.B/Age when admitted:

24

Cause of Incident:

Enemy Action. Shot down in a Hurricane, bailed out.

Transferred to QVH:

28/11/1940

Injuries:

Burns to face, hands and legs. Gunshot wound to right leg.

No. of Operations at East Grinstead:

3



IDENTITY CARD

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Forename:

Brian Robert

Surname:

Noble

Service No:

81043

Nationality:

British


Awards/Honours:

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Patient Unit:

79 Sqn

Profession:

Pilot

Patient Rank:

Plt Off

Death:

08/01/1990

Age at Death:

73yrs

Dr Rank:

Dr Unit:

Notes:

Noble joined the RAF in 1938. Following the outbreak of war, he was quickly trained in Hurricanes before joining 79 Sqn at Biggin Hill, Kent, in June 1940. By the end of August he had flown 70 sorties.

On 1 September, his plane was badly damaged in combat with Messerschmidt Bf 109s over Biggin Hill, and he had to bail out with severe burns.

Noble returned to service after his treatment at QVH, and in 1942, he was posted to India as part of the ground control unit, then returned to England to work in the training units.

He was released from the RAF in 1946, but re-joined in the Fighter Control Branch, retiring in 1969 with the rank of Wing Commander.

One of the first Guinea Pigs.

Glossary:

Further Reading:

References:

'Brian Robert Noble', The Guinea Pig, July 1990, pp. 2-3.