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Third and final episode of Guinea Pig Club podcast launches 

Last month, we launched the third series of our All Stations podcast, exploring the history of the Guinea Pig Club, a group of allied airmen who suffered life-changing…

17 December 2021
The Guinea Pig Club

New podcast tells the remarkable story of the Guinea Pig Club

A new podcast has launched exploring the history and legacy of the Guinea Pig Club, a group of airmen who suffered life-changing burns and injuries during the Second…

26 November 2021
Guinea Pig Club

Standing shoulder to shoulder with The Guinea Pig Club

Since The Guinea Pig Club's founding in 1941, the RAF Benevolent Fund has stood shoulder to shoulder with the airmen who were so badly disfigured during the course of…

2 August 2021
Guinea Pig Club

The town that didn't stare

Crucial to the recovery of many of Sir Archibald McIndoe's Guinea Pigs was the ability to walk freely into the local community without fear.

James Marshall

Scotland's last Guinea Pig pays tribute to the surgeon who gave him 'life'

20 July marks the 80th anniversary of the foundation of the Guinea Pig Club, a group of mainly Second World War allied airmen who suffered life-changing burns injuries…

Sir Archibald McIndoe

The pioneering plastic surgeon who restored the minds and bodies of Allied aircrew

Born in New Zealand in 1900, Sir Archibald McIndoe was destined to be a gifted and talented surgeon.