PPA Thomas, Brian Ewart (Tommy)

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  • SURNAME
Thomas
  • FORENAME
Brian Ewart (Tommy)
  • UNIT
Popskis Private Navy (CO)
  • RANK
Lieutenant
  • NUMBER
235251​
  • AWARD
Mention in Despatches
  • PLACE
Italy 1945
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
parent unit Royal Engineers (945 Inland Water Transport Company)
born 17.6.1923 Woodford,Essex
educated Hillcrest High School,Frinton-on-Sea
commissioned R.E. 1940
joined PPA April 1945
"OC Popskis Private Navy" (Popski)
commanded six R.C.L.craft ferrying jeeps,supplies,casualties and
prisoners around river Po and Venice areas
promoted Captain
worked for an agricultural company
worked for Unilever
pub manager in Cornwall,Hampshire and Sussex
retired to Godalming,Surrey 1990
married Shirley Mitchell 1951 (3 children)
died 3.6.2014
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