Eric Caxton was a pre-war highways engineer who became involved with civil defence planning run by Surrey County Council. Early in the war he helped set up the Rescue School at Redhill.
In 1942 Caxton set up the Casualties Union and introduced into civil defence training the idea of casualty simulation whereby instead of extricating dummies from bombed buildings during training, real people were used that had been made-up to look injured. The Casualties Union continues to this day.
Caxton wrote a number of guides, such as "Practical Rescue Training" handbook shown below, as well as a autobiography entitled "More Ways Than One of Fighting a War".
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