MEYER – Thomas H.

Squadron Leader – Pilot

Thomas Hermangild Meyer. Educated at QRC; Volunteer Trinidad ETS, Trained at Piarco 2nd Course then UK FTS Turnhill – OTU Warhawks P40. Postings to Far East 155 Sqn flying Mohawks then Hurricanes-Flt Cmdr; Flt Cmd 615 Churchill Sqn – Spitfires; became Commanding Officer of 615 on death on previous CO. CO of 30 Sqn – Thunderbolts (3 probables); Tempests II. Seconded to RIAF at the end of the war. (He was seconded to the Royal Indian Air Force having taught himself Urdu during the war; Received the Air Force Cross and details of his time in Burma appear in the book ‘Mohawks over Burma’ written by Gerry Beauchamp. Source: Catherine House, daughter). Total of 100 operational flights. aircraft named “Joe Soap”

[Source: CMHA]

ATS, Piarco, Trinidad. 2nd Course – Standing: F.W. Farfan, K. Rostant, T.H. Meyer – Sitting: I. Bourne, R. Williams (instructor), Lieut. J.F. Carroll (chief instructor), W. Brown (ground engineer), J.D. Lenagan/Lennigan? (senior cadet) [Source: CMHA]

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