Opening Hours: 10am to 4pm, Wednesday to Saturday. 1pm to 4pm Sundays. FREE Admission

John Gingles

Admitted to:

RAF Honnington SSQ. RAF Hospital Ely (25/10/41). RAF Hospital Northallerton (09/08/43).

Date of Injury:

26/09/1941

D.O.B/Age when admitted:

21

Cause of Incident:

Crashed in a Wellington on return from ops. After initially healed re-injured area (01/07/43) jumping over a wall.

Transferred to QVH:

14/08/1943

Injuries:

Laceration to left leg.

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:

John

Surname:

Gingles

Service No:

113981

Nationality:

British


Awards/Honours:

DFC, DFM

Patient Unit:

432 Sqn

Profession:

---

Patient Rank:

FS

Death:

28/01/1988

Age at Death:

65yrs

Dr Rank:

Dr Unit:

Notes:

Completed 71 operations over three tours of duty.

Awarded the DFM and later the DFC for "exceptional coolness, skill and devotion to duty".

Glossary:

SSQ - Station Sick Quarters

Further Reading:

References:

'John Gingles, DFC, DFM', The Guinea Pig, July 1988, p. 5.