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Name: George Thomson
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) and Bar
Country: Canada
Rank: Lieutenant
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Unit: 22
Victories: 14
Born: 03 October 1896
Place of Birth: Thornhill, Dumfries, Scotland
Died:  
Place of Death:  
 
 
A printer from Celista, British Columbia, George Thomson enlisted in 1914 and served with the 30th Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force and the 48th Highlanders. He then served with the 7/8th King's Own Scottish Borderers and was wounded twice before transferring to the Royal Flying Corps in October 1917. In 1918, he was posted to 22 Squadron as an observer and scored 14 victories before returning to the Home Establishment in August to receive pilot training. Transferred to the unemployed list on 9 April 1919.
 
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
"Lieut. George Thomson (King's Own Scottish Borderers).
   A brilliant and intrepid observer in whom his pilot places implicit confidence when engaged in action. He has personally accounted for nine enemy machines. On one raid, when acting as escort, 15 enemy aeroplanes were encountered; of these this officer shot down two, which crashed, and one out of control."
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 08 May 1918 1900 22 Bristol F.2b (C795) 1 Pfalz D.III (DES) N of La Bassée
2 15 May 1918 1040 22 Bristol F.2b (C795) 1 DFW C (OOC) La Bassée
3 15 May 1918 1045 22 Bristol F.2b (C795) 1 Two-seater (OOC) La Bassée
4 20 May 1918 1700 22 Bristol F.2b (B1209) 2 Balloon (DES) Bailleul
5 20 May 1918 1705 22 Bristol F.2b (B1209) 2 Balloon (DES) Bailleul
6 22 May 1918 1925 22 Bristol F.2b (C776) 2 DFW C (OOC) Merville-Estaires
7 26 May 1918 1945 22 Bristol F.2b (C842) 2 Albatros D.V (OOC) Armentières-Lille
8 28 May 1918 1100 22 Bristol F.2b (C4631) 2 Two-seater (DES) La Bassée
9 28 May 1918 1105 22 Bristol F.2b (C4631) 2 Two-seater (DES) Richebourg
10 10 Jul 1918 0915 22 Bristol F.2b (C1040) 2 Fokker DR.I (DES) SE of Lille
11 10 Jul 1918 0920 22 Bristol F.2b (C1040) 2 Fokker DR.I (DES) SE of Lille
12 20 Jul 1918 0900 22 Bristol F.2b (C989) 2 Fokker D.VII (DES) S of Lille
13 20 Jul 1918 0915 22 Bristol F.2b (C989) 2 Fokker D.VII (DES) S of Lille
14 20 Jul 1918 0930 22 Bristol F.2b (C989) 2 Fokker D.VII (OOC) S of Lille

1 Pilot Stanley Wallage
2 Pilot William Harvey
 
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