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Richard Atcherley

Admitted to:

Dover General Hospital.

Date of Injury:

26/05/1942

D.O.B/Age when admitted:

38

Cause of Incident:

Enemy Action. Shot down.

Transferred to QVH:

27/05/1942

Injuries:

Gunshot wound to left arm.

No. of Operations at East Grinstead:

3



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:

Richard L. R.

Surname:

Atcherley

Service No:

Nationality:

British


Awards/Honours:

KBE, CB, CBE, OBE, AFC

Patient Unit:

RAF Kenley

Profession:

Pilot

Patient Rank:

Gp Capt

Death:

19/04/1970

Age at Death:

66yrs

Dr Rank:

Dr Unit:

Notes:

Invented the Drem lighting system that enabled night-flying aircraft to land safely.

Glossary:

Further Reading:

'Obituary', The Guinea Pig, Summer 1970, p. 7.

References: