Thompson joined 85 Squadron in the September 1940 before moving to 249 Squadron in October. He shared in the destruction of a Ju 88 on October 28 and destroyed a Bf 109 on the 30th. He went with 249 Squadron to Malta. He damaged a BR 20 at night on November 11. The Unit became 1435 (Night Fighter) Flight in December. He served with 73 Squadron in the Western Desert. He later awarded the DFC and served as a test pilot. In 1944 he was seconded to BOAC and on January 26 1946 he retired from the RAF and joined BOAC as a Captain, retiring from British Airways in 1975.
Flight Lieutenant Antony Robert Fletcher Thompson DFC JP
Hand signed 5in x 7in photograph - numbered and certified on reverse.