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RAF Veterans pay tribute to pioneering surgeon during York visit

Veteran RAF air crew, who were seriously injured during the second world war, have paid tribute to pioneering surgery which transformed their lives.

The men, now in their nineties, were celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Guinea Pig Club during a visit to the Yorkshire Air Museum, near York.

Members were among the first to have experimental plastic surgery after being badly burned in combat or in crashes.

Mac Mathieson says they all remain grateful to pioneering surgeon Sir Archibald McIndoe:


Jade Jones and Stephen Miller heading for Rio 2016

Middlesbrough's Jade Jones and Gateshead's Stephen Miller are among the athletes selected to compete at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

The British Paralympic Association (BPA) today announced that 41 athletes have been added to the line-up for track and field in Rio as a number of Paralympic, World and European medallists were selected to ParalympicsGB.

Today’s announcement takes the number of selected athletes to 256 from 19 sports.

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