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William Towers-Perkins

Admitted to:

Kent and Sussex Hospital, Tunbridge Wells.

Date of Injury:

11/09/1940

D.O.B/Age when admitted:

22

Cause of Incident:

Enemy Action. Shot down in Hurricane.

Transferred to QVH:

04/11/1940

Injuries:

Burns to face, hands and legs.

No. of Operations at East Grinstead:

10



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

Surname:

Towers-Perkins

Service No:

75869

Nationality:

British


Awards/Honours:

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Patient Unit:

238 Sqn

Profession:

Pilot

Patient Rank:

Sqn Ldr

Death:

19/03/2001

Age at Death:

82yrs

Dr Rank:

Dr Unit:

Notes:

Towers-Perkins flew with 238 Sqn and was shot down in his Hurricane over Kent, causing severe burns. He was the founding treasurer of the Guinea Pig Club, and remained at QVH at eighteen months.

Glossary:

Further Reading:

References:

'William Towers-Perkins', Ros Noone, The Guinea Pig, January 2002, p. 3.