Sergeant Pilot Thomas Young

Sergeant Pilot Thomas George Young, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. He was lost on operations with 7 Squadron, R.A.F. over Germany on 30th June 1941, aged 21. He had been born in Morebattle and was the son of Thomas George and Janet Hogg Young of Morebattle and is buried in Becklingen War Cemetery, Germany.  He was educated at Kelso High School and was Sports Champion twice.  He joined the R.A.F. in 1940.  He was lost on a raid on Hamburg when his plane was shot down and crashed at Zeven near Bremen. 7 Squadron was part of 3 Group, Bomber Command, flew the Short Stirling from R.A.F. Oaklington., Cambridgeshire. and was the first squadron to operate the new four engined heavy bombers. During the War the Squadron flew 5,060 sorties and 165 aircraft were lost. The photo shows a Stirling being ” bombed up ” before a mission.

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