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Eric Lightley

Admitted to:

York County Hospital. RAF Hospital Rauceby (20/01/43)

Date of Injury:

22/12/1942

D.O.B/Age when admitted:

23

Cause of Incident:

Crashed in Hampden on take-off for night ops.

Transferred to QVH:

13/02/1943

Injuries:

Burns to face and hands.

No. of Operations at East Grinstead:

6



IDENTITY CARD

This is to certify that the patient mentioned below and whose description is stated hereon is the authorised holder of this Identity card.


Forename:

Eric S.

Surname:

Lightley

Service No:

545420

Nationality:

British


Awards/Honours:

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Patient Unit:

158 Sqn

Profession:

Air Gunner

Patient Rank:

Sgt

Death:

29/12/1985

Age at Death:

66yrs

Dr Rank:

Dr Unit:

Notes:

Left the Northumberland coal mines to join the RAF on his eighteenth birthday as a balloon barrage operator before becoming aircrew.

Glossary:

Further Reading:

References:

'Eric S. Lightley', The Guinea Pig, July 1986, p. 6.



East Grinstead Museum Collection:
EGRTM 2751.69.1 - Set of five images of members of the Guinea Pig Club, including Lightley.