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Mustard Gas 'Guinea Pigs"
« on: Saturday 25 November 17 12:03 GMT (UK) »
Hello, I am trying to find out about  my uncle  involvement  as a guinea pig for the mustard gas experiments in WW2 (November 1944) at Innisfail.
Is there a list of soldiers who took part in these experiments?  When was the information shared with the general public as I believe it was all done in secrecy.  Are there any photos etc.?  Thank you

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Re: Mustard Gas 'Guinea Pigs"
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 25 November 17 12:10 GMT (UK) »
CAPES Hull. KIRK  Leeds, Hull. JONES  Wales,  Lancashire. CARROLL Ireland, Lancashire, U.S.A. BROUGHTON Leicester, Goole, Hull BORRILL  Lincolnshire, Durham, Hull. GROOM  Wishbech, Hull. ANTHONY St. John's Nfld. BUCKNALL Lincolnshire, Hull. BUTT Harbour Grace, Newfoundland. PARSONS  Western Bay, Newfoundland. MONAGHAN  Ireland, U.S.A. PERRY Cheshire, Liverpool.
 
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Re: Mustard Gas 'Guinea Pigs"
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 25 November 17 14:01 GMT (UK) »
Well, well, my father had a patent for improvements to self sealing fuel tanks for RAF aircraft in March 1942. At the same time another patent for self sealing battle dress against mustard gas even if holed. 
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Re: Mustard Gas 'Guinea Pigs"
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 25 November 17 20:40 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Treetotal, Very interesting.  I was told that my uncle's experience was in November, 1944, so far I haven't found anything matching this date.  I appreciate your input.

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Re: Mustard Gas 'Guinea Pigs"
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 25 November 17 20:42 GMT (UK) »
Hi Regorian,  I'm sure there are many untold or little told stories about the mustard gas guinea pigs.  Just trying to match an event with my uncle - so far haven't found a matching date/event.
Your father must have been 'quite a man'.  Thanks again