RAF Hospital Rauceby.
|Date of Injury:
|D.O.B/Age when admitted:
|Cause of Incident:
Crashed. Engines cut out after take off.
|Transferred to QVH:
Burns to face and hands.
|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 Innsworth
|Age at Death:
Duncan enlisted in the RCAF in 1941 and trained in Edmonton, Alberta. He went on to join the EFTS in Ansty, near Coventry, in March 1943. He flew Hurricanes, Kittyhawks, and Mk. III Mustangs, seeing service in Egypt, Italy and Yugoslavia.
On 11 January 1945, he was hit by anti-aircraft fire and he came down in flames in the Canadian lines in Italy, and was treated at a Canadian Army base hospital before being transferred to England, where he spent two and a half years receiving treatment at QVH.
EFTS - Elementary Flying Training School
PHU - Personnel Holding Unit