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James Ernest Robbins

Admitted to:

RAF Hospital Ely.

Date of Injury:

01/05/1941

D.O.B/Age when admitted:

May 1921 (20)

Cause of Incident:

Enemy Action. Shot down by ME109.

Transferred to QVH:

28/08/1941

Injuries:

Gunshot Wound to Face.

No. of Operations at East Grinstead:



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:

James Ernest

Surname:

Robbins

Service No:

935098

Nationality:

British


Awards/Honours:

---

Patient Unit:

40 Sqn

Profession:

Wireless Op/Air Gunner

Patient Rank:

Sgt

Death:

19/10/2000

Age at Death:

79yrs

Dr Rank:

Dr Unit:

Notes:

Known as 'Robbie'.

Robbins was injured in May 1941, following an attack on Hamburg. He took damage to his jaw and right elbow, but continued to operate his radio, for which he was awarded the DFM.

Glossary:

Further Reading:

'Who's Who in the Guinea Pig Club', The Guinea Pig, April 1954, p. 28.
'Guinea Pigs on Parade', The Guinea Pig, Summer 1973, p. 37.
'Guinea Pigs on Parade', The Guinea Pig, New Year 1975, pp. 31-3.
'Guinea Pigs on Parade', The Guinea Pig, New Year 1981, pp. 46-7.

References:

'James E. Robbins', The Guinea Pig, July 2001, p. 3.



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