Robert Stanley Miller

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 11 September 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:625

Former general practitioner Scotland and New Zealand (b 1920; q Glasgow 1950), died from prostate cancer on 15 July 2003.

Stanley Miller took part in one of the most disastrous naval operations of the second world war. He was involved in the bombing and torpedo attack of 30 July 1941 on the Arctic ports of Petsamo (now Pechanga) in Finland and Kirkenes in Norway. Of the 59 British aircraft involved, 15 were shot down, including the Fulmar in which Miller was the observer. Miller subsequently spent three years in a German prisoner of war camp. He went on to a successful career as a family doctor, mainly in the west of Scotland but also in the Highlands and Islands and, for 10 years, in New Zealand. He leaves a wife, Patricia; two children; and seven grandchildren.

[JAMES SINCLAIR, Stephen Miller]


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