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The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. G S Thomas


Gordon Sinclair Thomas was born on 13th April 1918 in Cirencester and in the 1939 Census is recorded as working as a Radio Engineer at the BBC transmitter at Daventry.

He had joined 604 Squadron, Auxiliary Air Force in December 1936 as an Aircrafhand. He later remustered as an Air Gunner and flew with F/O AS Hunter in Hawker Demons.

Called to full-time service on 24th August 1939, Thomas continued to fly with Hunter and on 18th June 1940 they shot down a He115 floatplane off the French coast, 604's first victory.

In May 1941 Thomas was posted to 109 Squadron, a special service unit formed from the Wireless Intelligence Unit at Boscombe Down and concerned with the development of radio counter-measures and new radar aids.

His subsequent service is currently undocumented until he was commissioned from Warrant Officer in March 1944.

Thomas was released from the RAF in 1946 as a Flying Officer.

He was commissioned on 22nd January 1951 in the Fighter Control Branch.

Thomas died in 1965.



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