The Roy Bartlett Collection of Awards to the R.N.A.S., R.F.C. and R.A.F.

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Date of Auction: 7th March 2007

Sold for £390

Estimate: £200 - £250

Nine: Acting Squadron Leader S. G. Thompson, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, late Royal Army Medical Corps and Royal Air Force

1914-15 Star (1927 Pte., R.A.M.C.); British War and Victory Medals (404200 2 A.M., R.A.F.); India General Service 1908-35, 1 clasp, Afghanistan N.W.F. 1919 (404200 A.C. 2, R.A.F.); 1939-45 Star; Africa Star; Defence and War Medals; Air Efficiency Award, G.VI.R., 1st issue (Act. Sqn. Ldr., R.A.F.V.R.), generally very fine or better (9) £200-250


Stanely George Thompson, who enlisted in the Royal Army Medical Corps in August 1914, is believed to have served in Mesopotamia prior to joining the Royal Air Force in September 1918. He subsequently served in Afghanistan from May to August 1919 and was released in May 1920.

Re-enlisting in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve as an Aircraftman 2nd Class in October 1938, he was commissioned as a Pilot Officer in the Administrative and General Duties Branch in August 1940, in which capacity he served until the end of the War, gaining advancement to war substantive Flight Lieutenant in January 1944.

Thompson, who was awarded the Air Efficiency Award in September 1948, finally relinquished his commission in February 1959.