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Kenneth Norman Varwell Townsend

Admitted to:

POW. Belgium Hospital. German Hospitals. Various POW camps.

Date of Injury:

12/05/1940

D.O.B/Age when admitted:

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Cause of Incident:

Enemy Action. Shot down in Hurricane over Belgium, near Maastricht.

Transferred to QVH:

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Injuries:

Burns. Shrapnel Wounds.

No. of Operations at East Grinstead:

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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:

Kenneth Norman Varwell

Surname:

Townsend

Service No:

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Nationality:

British


Awards/Honours:

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Patient Unit:

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Profession:

Pilot

Patient Rank:

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Death:

03/03/1989

Age at Death:

71yrs

Dr Rank:

Dr Unit:

Notes:

Joined the RAF in 1933 as an apprentice, and qualified as a pilot five years later.

Glossary:

Further Reading:

'Airman - Some Personal Reminiscences of 12 Years in the RAF', (Part 1), Ken Townsend, The Guinea Pig, Summer 1969, pp. 15-17.
'Airman - Some Personal Reminiscences of 12 Years in the RAF', (Part 2), Ken Townsend, The Guinea Pig, Christmas 1969, pp. 26-30.
'I Captured an Aeroplane', Ken Townsend, The Guinea Pig, New Year 1981, pp. 12-3.
'Guinea Pigs on Parade', The Guinea Pig, July 1981, pp. 41-2.

References:

'Ken Townsend', Ian W. Craig, The Guinea Pig, July 1989, pp. 10-1.