Alexander Rattray DowBMJ 2010; 341 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c4517 (Published 18 August 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c4517
- Leslie Bartlet,
- Robin Donald
In 1942 Alexander Rattray Dow (“Sandy”) volunteered for the Glider Pilot Regiment. Unfortunately on landing his glider on D-Day he was captured. As a prisoner of war he and two colleagues jumped off a train, and as escaped prisoners they were sheltered by the French Resistance for three months until relieved by American Forces.
In 1946 on demobilisation he joined the class of medicine in Aberdeen. (He originally applied for a course in forestry but the secretary …