Hall of Fame/ Public Service – Captain George Edwin Thomson DSO MC

Public Service

Captain George Edwin Thomson DSO MC

1st World War Flying Ace who died tragically young during a training exercise
George Edwin Thomson was born on the 19th September 1897, in Rangoon, Burma, son of James and Ellen Thomson, of Glenfuccan, Helensburgh. He was educated at Glenalmond and Glasgow University, where he was studying with a view to a Civil Service appointment. George excelled at both swimming and rugby and took a keen interest in the flying.

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