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Stephen Monk

Admitted to:

POW.

Date of Injury:

01/01/1946

D.O.B/Age when admitted:

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Cause of Incident:

Crashed into the Black Mountains, Wales. Went through windscreen.

Transferred to QVH:

01/11/1946

Injuries:

Fractures to face and ribs.

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:

Stephen

Surname:

Monk

Service No:

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Nationality:

British


Awards/Honours:

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Patient Unit:

No. 21 PAFU

Profession:

Pilot

Patient Rank:

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Death:

22/06/1987

Age at Death:

66yrs

Dr Rank:

Dr Unit:

Notes:

Joined the RAF in 1938, training as a teleprinter operator, then remustering as a pilot.

In 1941, he was posted to 78 Sqn, flying Halifax bombers, and was shot down on a raid over Dusseldorf. He was sent to a POW camp in Silesia. He escaped and arrived in England in April 1945. Monk took a refresher course and returned to flying in January 1946, and was acting as co-pilot when his plane crashed into the Black Mountains.

Not on roll of honour.

Glossary:

PAFU - Pilots' Advanced Flying Unit

Further Reading:

'Guinea Pigs and Friends on Parade', The Guinea Pig, Summer 1960, pp. 29-31.

References:

'Stephen Monk M.B.E.', The Guinea Pig, July 1988, p. 4.



East Grinstead Museum Collection:
EGRTM 2751.110 - Photograph of Monk in black tie