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Leonard Tremblay

Admitted to:

Wrexham Hospital.

Date of Injury:

26/05/1943

D.O.B/Age when admitted:

22

Cause of Incident:

Crashed on take off in a Miles Master.

Transferred to QVH:

31/05/1943

Injuries:

Burns to face, hands and legs.

No. of Operations at East Grinstead:

6



IDENTITY CARD

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Forename:

Leonard

Surname:

Tremblay

Service No:

R96904

Nationality:

Canadian


Awards/Honours:

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Patient Unit:

RCAF Detachment, RAF Wrexham

Profession:

Pilot

Patient Rank:

Sgt

Death:

06/01/2001

Age at Death:

80yrs

Dr Rank:

Dr Unit:

Notes:

Tremblay crashed on take-off during his second solo night-flying exercise. His plane burst into flames, causing bad burns to his hands and legs. Despite the best effort of Dr Ross Tilley at QVH, his right leg had to be amputated during his seven months at the hospital. He was repatriated to Canada on the hospital ship Lady Nelson early in 1944.

Glossary:

Further Reading:

As For the Canadians' By Rita Donovan.
'Pity a Lonely Guinea Pig', The Guinea Pig, April 1948.

References:

'Leonard Tremblay', The Guinea Pig, July 2001, p. 4.
'How I Became a Guinea Pig', The Guinea Pig, July 2001, p. 16.