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Dr Jim Rickett, Guy’s, Medicine, 1929

My father, Jim Rickett, was a Guy’s Medical graduate. He qualified in 1929.  He had an exciting time during the war and this has now just been published as a book called Stretchers Not Available (Authorhouse).  He was a GP near Portsmouth in 1940 and kept a diary of his experiences during the Blitz.  In 1944 he was posted to join the commandos on the Adriatic island of Vis where he had to set up a hospital to deal with the wounded brought in from commando raids on the islands nearby.  Deprived of supplies (even stretchers were not available) he had to make do by sheer ingenuity and resourcefulness and coped with a massive influx of wounded at times.  The book is a firsthand account and is available through Waterstones, Amazon and other outlets. 

John Rickett (Guy's qualified 1959)

 
David Decam  Harrold Beck
David Dacam   Jim Rickett   Harold Beck

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