Ronald Stanley Thorpe

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: (Published 25 July 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a964
  1. Neil Cardoe,
  2. N Alan Green

    The son of a general practitioner/radiologist, Ronald Stanley Thorpe (“Ron”) entered military service with the Royal Army Medical Corps. His inventive skills led to a research project on escape mechanisms in floating tanks used in the D Day landings in the second world war, his regiment, the 79th armoured division, taking part on the actual day. He had been stationed near Fritton Lake in Norfolk, and this began his lifelong love of the county. He was later posted …

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