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William Cruickshank

Admitted to:

RAF Leuchars SSQ. St. Andrews Hospital (28/10/39).

Date of Injury:

28/10/1939

D.O.B/Age when admitted:

19

Cause of Incident:

Enemy Action. Shot in an Anson on convoy duties.

Transferred to QVH:

02/11/1939

Injuries:

Gunshot wound to Face.

No. of Operations at East Grinstead:

6



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:

William G. J.

Surname:

Cruickshank

Service No:

817032

Nationality:

British


Awards/Honours:

OBE, JP (Justice of Peace), OF (Order of Fiji)

Patient Unit:

612 Sqn

Profession:

Wireless Operator

Patient Rank:

---

Death:

21/06/2014

Age at Death:

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Dr Rank:

Dr Unit:

Notes:

Cruickshank was flying near the Forth of Firth when he was fired upon, and took severe injuries to the jaw.

The first Guinea Pig.

Glossary:

SSQ - Station Sick Quarters

Further Reading:

'Guinea Pigs on Parade', The Guinea Pig, Christmas 1966, pp. 31-2.

References:

'Guinea Pigs on Parade', The Guinea Pig, New Year 1979, p. 33.