”Young in Years but with Actions of a Veteran”

When George Thompson’s Lancaster was hit by flak the apprentice grocer turned wireless operator went to the aid of his mid upper gunner, using his bare hands to extinguish flames in an attempt to rescue his comrade. This is his amazing story

The son of a Scottish ploughman, George Thompson was born in Trinity Gask, Perthshire on October 23, 1920. He left school at 15 and began working as an apprentice grocer but shortly after qualifying he volunteered to join the military to ‘do his bit’ and help the war effort.

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