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Ian Craig

Admitted to:

Scunthorpe Hospital. RAF Hospital Ely.

Date of Injury:

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D.O.B/Age when admitted:

18/05/1911

Cause of Incident:

Crashed in Wellington when wing hit balloon cables.

Transferred to QVH:

Injuries:

Burns to face. Lost eye.

No. of Operations at East Grinstead:

25



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:

Ian W.

Surname:

Craig

Service No:

110859

Nationality:

British


Awards/Honours:

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Patient Unit:

103 Sqn

Profession:

Navigator

Patient Rank:

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Death:

14/12/2002

Age at Death:

91yrs

Dr Rank:

Dr Unit:

Notes:

Craig's Wellington was coming into land when a wing caught in a balloon cable and crash landed, exploding and spreading fire. Craig was the sole survivor.

Craig returned to service during/after treatment, as Commanding Officer of No. 1 PHU, RAF Innsworth, Gloucester.

Glossary:

PHU - Personnel Holding Unit

Further Reading:

The Guinea Pig Club' By Edward Bishop.
'McIndoe's Army' By Edward Bishop.
'Some of our Contributors', The Guinea Pig, April 1948, pp. 41-2.
'Who's Who in the Guinea Pig Club', The Guinea Pig, Christmas 1949.
'Ian Craig's "Experiences" at No. 1 PHU', Ian Craig, The Guinea Pig, July 1993, pp. 12-4.

References:

'Ian W. Craig', The Guinea Pig, July 2003, p. 2.



East Grinstead Museum Collection: EGRTM 2751.82 - Black and white photograph of Craig fiddling with his camera.
EGRTM 2773.310 - Group photograph in front of door including Craig.
EGRTM 2773.342 - Group photograph from Marchwood Park Reunion 1978, including Craig.
EGRTM 2785.1-4 - Series of photos of Craig
Collection also includes a large number of photographs taken by Craig.