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    Default P/O Peter Clarkson Weeks (91228) - 607 Sqn

    P/O Peter Clarkson Weeks (91228) was seriously burned in a Hurricane crash near RAF Usworth on 1st October 1940. He was admitted to East Grinstead Hospital where he underwent 17 operations after which he was transferred to Queen Victoria Hospital on 15th January 1941 for further treatment. Can anyone confirm if he was returned to service at any point and if so, with which unit?

    Many thanks,
    Jim Corbett

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    Hi Jim,
    Not an answer to your question but just to point out that Queen Victoria Hospital is in East Grinstead: it housed the burns unit that became the home of the Guinea Pigs. It was routine for the patients to be admitted, discharged, readmitted and so on during the course of their treatment if they were able to function outside the hospital so whatever record you have seen is probably talking about a re-admission in January 1941.

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    Hi Bruce,

    Many thanks for the clarification. I found the information here:

    https://www.eastgrinsteadmuseum.org....larkson-weeks/

    I didn't realise this resource existed.

    Jim
    Jim Corbett

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    I think I have now answered my own question. I had made a typing error when searching for his name and I have found an entry in the London Gazette stating that he relinquished his commission on account of ill health on 8th July 1941.
    Jim Corbett

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