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For the pilots badly burned in the Second World War HE was the hero. Using pioneering plastic surgery techniques Sir Archibald McIndoe rebuilt the horribly scarred faces and limbs of men who came to be known as the Guinea Pig Club.
And soon there will be a permanent tribute to the surgeon and his ground-breaking work - a bronze sculpture which will be placed in East Grinstead. It was known as the town that did not stare. Video report from Charlotte Wilkins.
A statue is to be unveiled, commemorating Sir Archibald McIndoe, a pioneering plastic surgeon who treated service personnel injured during World War Two.