M.56 Commander   Thomas George Lamb Gale OBE

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  b. 11 Nov 1910, Stoke Hammond, Bucks 19 Nov 1940 to 30 Nov 1945 

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Ed. at Berkhampstead School

RAF [originally an appentice at Cranwell, eventually Sqn Ldr] 1927-1940; winner of the Sir Charles Wakefield Scholarship in 1930; Indian General Service Medal

Married 1935 Helen [Cragg], 2 children

Address in 1940: The Cottage, Wicks Lane, Shurlock, nr Reading


Postings: 1FPP, 6FPP, AFTS

 Officer Commanding, ATA's Advanced Flying Training School (AFTS) from Aug-42

"The AFTS has given excellent results for which the credit goes to Cmdr Gale. As an individual, if he were to unbend occasionally, he might get even better results from his staff and pupils." G d'Erlanger

 

d. Dec 1956 - Colchester, Essex 


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