No.53 MFH Hospital. No.8 RAF Hospital. Basingstoke Neurological and Plastic Surgery Hospital.
|Date of Injury:
|D.O.B/Age when admitted:
|Cause of Incident:
Crashed on landing in an Anson. Double engine failure.
|Transferred to QVH:
32 Facial fractures. 3 Spinal Fractures. Arm and Leg Fractures.
|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.
98 Sqn, No.2 GSU, RAF Swanton.
|Age at Death:
Hastings was an Observer in a Anson Mark 1 transport flying over Berlin when both engines failed. While he managed to secure all the passengers, he didn't have time to reach his own seatbelt and was received more than thirty fractures in the crash.
Acted as Chief Canadian Guinea Pig for seven years, 1981-8.
GSU - Group Support Unit