Canadian Hospital, Marston Green. RAF Hospital Cosford (23/03/44).
|Date of Injury:
|D.O.B/Age when admitted:
|Cause of Incident:
Crashed in a Tiger Moth while instructing.
|Transferred to QVH:
Burns to face, right arm, hands and legs.
|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.
PHU, RAF Morecambe.
|Age at Death:
Swain joined the RAF in 1939 and began his aircrew training in 1942. He became an Instructor, then was posted to a Coastal Command Squadron, before returning to a training unit as an Instructor. On one of the training flights, his aircraft abruptly nosedived into a field, leaving him with burns to his hands, face and legs. He was initially treated at RAF Cosford Hospital before spending two years getting skin grafts at QVH.Glossary:
PHU - Personnel Holding Unit