Thompson, Frederick Denzil James


Thompson, Frederick Denzil James
F D J Thompson


Five items. An oral history interview with Peter Thompson (b. 1933) about his uncle, Flight Lieutenant Frederick Denzil James Thompson DFC. Fred Thompson flew operations with Hamish Mahaddie. Collection also includes a photograph, correspondence and newspaper cuttings.

The collection has been loaned to the IBCC Digital Archive for digitisation by Peter Thompson and catalogued by Nigel Huckins.

Additional information on Frederick Denzil James Thompson is available via the IBCC Losses Database.




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Thompson, FDJ

Collection Items

Newspaper cutting - Scot's fourth award in two months
Crew brought crippled bomber home from operation to Cologne. Brief description of damage to aircraft and recovery to base. Three members of crew received awards including DFC for pilot Thomas Mahaddie DSO AFC who was awarded his fourth decoration the…

Newspaper cutting - pride of wives, mothers
Starts with photographs of four women and then mentions that four women went to the palace to receive medals won by their menfolk. Two army widows received Military Crosses, the mother of RAF Sergeant Graham Parish the George Cross and the widow of…

Letter to Kate Thompson from Abbé Thevenin
Letter to Frederick Thompson's mother describing events
of the aircraft being shot down, the dreadful mutilated condition of the crews bodies and the subsequent funerals of the crew. Describes the village where the incident happened with some…

Flight Lieutenant Frederick Thompson DFC and bar
Head and shoulder portrait of a officer wearing tunic with observer brevet, and peaked cap. Captioned 'Flt Lt Frederick Denzil James Thompson DFC and Bar'.

This item was sent to the IBCC Digital Archive already in digital form. No better quality…

Peter Thompson is the nephew of Fred Denzel James Thompson. Fred’s father was Churchill’s bodyguard. In 1936 Fred joined the Metropolitan Police Criminal Investigation Department and, following a meeting with Winston Churchill, volunteered as a…
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