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Frank Swain

Admitted to:

Canadian Hospital, Marston Green. RAF Hospital Cosford (23/03/44).

Date of Injury:

17/03/1944

D.O.B/Age when admitted:

25

Cause of Incident:

Crashed in a Tiger Moth while instructing.

Transferred to QVH:

24/01/1945

Injuries:

Burns to face, right arm, hands and legs.

No. of Operations at East Grinstead:

9



IDENTITY CARD

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Forename:

Frank

Surname:

Swain

Service No:

919614

Nationality:

British


Awards/Honours:

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Patient Unit:

PHU, RAF Morecambe.

Profession:

Pilot

Patient Rank:

FS

Death:

09/05/2003

Age at Death:

83yrs

Dr Rank:

Dr Unit:

Notes:

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

Further Reading:

References:

'Frank G. Swain', The Guinea Pig, January 2004, p. 5.