Blisters 'from mustard gas'


I FOUND the article concerning chemical weapons stored in the old Glenbrook railway tunnel ("Tunnel's Secret Out", The Sun-Herald, January 20) very interesting.


I lived in Glenbrook from 1943 to 1947 when my parents were proprietors of Kelgoola Guest House, an old sandstone building in the centre of the village.


We would often have as our guests the wives of men serving at the RAAF camp, which included the tunnel.


I clearly remember one of the airmen coming in to see his wife and he was covered in huge blisters, which I was told were caused by mustard gas. I was 11 or 12 at the time and remember being told to keep the matter quiet.


RON HUGHES
Port Macquarie

 

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