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John Stuart Duncan

Admitted to:

RAF Hospital Rauceby.

Date of Injury:

07/01/1945

D.O.B/Age when admitted:

23

Cause of Incident:

Crashed. Engines cut out after take off.

Transferred to QVH:

01/11/1945

Injuries:

Burns to face and hands.

No. of Operations at East Grinstead:

26



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 Stuart

Surname:

Duncan

Service No:

1368513

Nationality:

Canadian


Awards/Honours:

---

Patient Unit:

PHU, RAF Innsworth

Profession:

---

Patient Rank:

FS

Death:

22/10/1992

Age at Death:

70yrs

Dr Rank:

Dr Unit:

Notes:

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.

Glossary:

EFTS - Elementary Flying Training School
PHU - Personnel Holding Unit

Further Reading:

As For the Canadians' By Rita Donovan

References:

'Stuart Duncan', Jack Toper, The Guinea Pig, July 1993, pp. 3-4.



East Grinstead Museum Collection:
EGRTM 2751.34 - black and white headshot of Duncan
EGRTM 2793.26-29 - Series of headshots showing treatment